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Modern Britain

Gallery: Churches of Warwickshire

by Peter Kessler, 18 April 2010

South Warwickshire Part 29: Churches of Whichford, Cherington & Stourton

St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist, Cherington, lies on the eastern side of a northbound lane out of the eastern side of the village. The parish church consists of a chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch, and west tower. The oldest parts, the nave and chancel, were erected in the early thirteenth century, but the latter was probably rebuilt entirely, widened and lengthened, late in the century. By then, in 1279, Ralph de Wylinton was returned as patron of the church of Cherington.

St John the Baptist

The advowson continued to descend with the manor until at least 1658. During this time, the north aisle with its arcade and the lower half of the tower were also additions of the late thirteenth century. The south porch is from the early fourteenth century, while the clearstory and roof of the nave and the upper half of the tower are fifteenth century additions. Restoration work was carried out during the sixteenth century, and in 1877, 1909, and 1917.

All photos on this page kindly contributed by Aidan McRae Thomson.

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