Holy Cross Church, Burley, Rutland

Address: Burley-on-the-Hill, Burley, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7SU
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An exemplar of Medieval elegance

This elegant Medieval church sits next to the great Baroque stately home of Burley-on-the-Hill built in the 1690s, but the church itself dates from four centuries earlier.

It was largely rebuilt by JL Pearson in 1868-70 but evidence of the Medieval building remains, notably in the tower, the arcades and the fine 15th-century font.

The church contains a beautiful 18th-century memorial to Lady Charlotte Finch, who was a governess to George III’s children and also the inventor of the wooden jigsaw!

There is also a notable clock by Joseph Knibb.

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Road directions

1 mile north east of Oakham, off B668. Brown sign indicates church within private grounds of Burley-on-the-Hill Mansion House. Access is by public footpath only. Some parking is available around the green opposite the entrance to Church Road.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Oakham (1.6 miles). Buses: Rutland Flyer 2: Melton Mowbray-Cottesmore-Oakham Service (at Melton Mowbray stops at St Marys Way, Stand 4; in Oakham stops at at John Street; in Burley, stops at Burley Crossroads). Bus runs Mon-Sat, not Suns or public holidays.

OS Reference No.

SK 883 103

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 



PDF iconDerbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Holy Cross Church, Burley, Rutland

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.