Set peacefully to the side of steep wooded valley.  Grade 1 listed.  Dating back to early 13th century.  Small and intimate architecture marking transition from Norman to early English.  Steep roof replaced by low pitched roof in 14th century.  Organ chamber added in the 19th century during major refurbishment.  Remarkable carved stone frieze along south clerestory – believed to depict life of Edward, the Black Prince.  Thomas Lydyat, famous scholar and rector of Alkerton, who died in penury in 1646, is buried in the chancel.  Stone effigy of unknown knight in armour on chancel floor.

Access: Steep hill.  On-street car parking.

The Alkerton Community


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