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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of Warwickshire

by Peter Kessler, 18 April 2010

South Warwickshire Part 33: Churches of Idlicote, Honington & Tredington

St James the Great

St James the Great, Idlicote, is nestled amidst the heavy tree cover at the southern end of the lane which leads off Halford Road. The church is a small building consisting of a chancel, south chapel, nave with a north porch, and a south aisle. The original Norman nave was constructed in the mid-1100s, while the chancel was rebuilt in the second half of the thirteenth century, and the south aisle was added at the end of the same century.

St James the Great

The west gallery was inserted in the seventeenth century, and the south chapel was built in the latter part of the same century as a mortuary chapel for the Underhill family of Idlicote House. The south chapel also contains a number of memorials to the Peach and Peach Keighley families, some of whom died in the service of the East India Company. The plain font is medieval but is hard to date, while the single bell is dated either to 1656 or 1636.

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



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