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Gallery: Churches of Warwickshire

by Peter Kessler, 28 February 2010

 

 

West Warwickshire Part 9 Churches of Wappenbury/Weston under Wetherley

St Michael

St Michael's Church, Weston-under-Wetherley, is on the northern side of the Rugby Road, 5.6 kilometres (3.5 miles) to the north-east of Leamington Spa. There is evidence of a twelfth century church in the north and south walls of the chancel, consisting of the eastern halves of two semicircularheaded blocked windows, and in 1291 it was stated that this early building was an endowment of Arbury Priory. This was confirmed in 1401 by the archbishop of Canterbury.

St Michael

Early in the thirteenth century the church was almost entirely rebuilt, in the red sandstone ashlar seen today, while the tower was added in the fourteenth century, except for the top stage which was added much later in the same century. A north chapel was built in the sixteenth century, and in more modern times a vestry and south porch. There are four bells, which were added in 1583, 1585, 1592, and 1624, the first two by Geoffrey Giles, the others by Hugh Watts.

All photos on this page contributed by Aidan McRae Thomson.

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