Warkton: St Edmund

Warkton: St Edmund
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Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Warkton

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 628297 Warkton St Edmund
Exterior image of 628297 Warkton St Edmund
Photograph of the south-east façade of St Edmund’s church, Warkton in the Diocese of Peterborough (628297) taken 18 June 2008.
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Diocese of Peterborough

Summary Description

In the mid 18th century the medieval church was radically altered as it took on the mantle of the mausoleum of the Dukes of Montagu of nearby Boughton House. This had only slight effect on the body of the church where the nave received a plaster ceiling and in any case the 1868/9 restoration by Slater intensified it’s medieval qualities. Beyond the chancel arch though everything changed following the death of the second Duke in 1749. Here an entirely new chancel was formed with pairs of huge alcoves either side of the altar. In due course four magnificent monuments were raised- two by Roubiliac to the 2nd Duke and to his Duchess, the daughter of the great Duke of Marlborough, and then by 1782 to their daughter Mary, Duchess of Marlborough by Montagu by P.M. van Gelder and finally her daughter Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch by Thomas Campbell, 1827. The finest group of monuments in the Midlands.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Normally open to visitors from 9am to 5pm. If not keys available by ringing 07860 719327 or 07909 25459. Rector 07788 100575: Boughton House Estate Office 01536 515731 Toilets available

Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

John Roan (2015) Interior image of Warkton St Edmund [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of Warkton St Edmund
Unknown (2008) Exterior image of 628297 Warkton St Edmund [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 628297 Warkton St Edmund
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/16652/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 6 Bells [Archive/Index]
6 Bells