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Gallery: Churches of Warwickshire

by Peter Kessler, 18 April 2010



South Warwickshire Part 10: Churches of Alcester & Arrow

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity, Arrow, is at the far end of the lane on the eastern side of the hamlet, which is just outside Alcester. The church dates to around 1400, although a great deal of renovation and rebuilding was undertaken by the Victorians. Nearby Ragley Hall must have dominated this parish. Ragley is now the home of Henry Jocelyn Seymour, marquess of Hertford, whose family have been in possession of the manor for nearly three hundred years.

Holy Trinity

There is not much data available on the church itself, but it does contain some beautiful stained glass windows and a number of memorials to the Seymour family who served in several wars and were amongst the governing elite in the nineteenth century. Over the lych gate which forms the entrance to the churchyard is carved 'Believe in the Resurrection', while on the inside door of the tower are carved the words 'Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus'.

All photos on this page contributed by Aidan McRae Thomson.

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