SP1359 : The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Aston Cantlow

taken 7 years ago, near to Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, Great Britain

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Aston Cantlow
The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Aston Cantlow
St John's Church, viewed from Church Lane.

The Parish church of St John the Baptist consists of a chancel, north chapel, nave, north aisle, south porch, and west tower.

The chancel, nave, and tower date from late in the 13th century; the north chapel was added around the end of the 14th century.

From: 'Parishes: Aston Cantlow', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3: Barlichway hundred (1945), pp. 31-42. URL: LinkExternal link Date accessed: 11 August 2011.
It is believed that, Shakespeare's parents, John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, were married here in 1557 (LinkExternal link ). It became well-known nationally after its controversial decision to demand the owners of a farmhouse next door paid 230,000 for repairs to the church. (LinkExternal link Birmingham Mail)

The church is a Grade I listed building (LinkExternal link - British Listed Buildings).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1377 5987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.2111N 1:47.9867W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1379 5988
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Grade I Listed  13th Century  Thirteenth Century  English Heritage  Parish Church  Shakespeare 

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