St Michael's Church, Upton, Northamptonshire

Address: Upton Lane, Upton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 4UX
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Visits possible by appointment; please call 07825 178961 in advance of our visit
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Relic of a deserted Medieval village

This curious box-like Norman church stands between the very busy A45 and the grounds of Upton Hall, now a school.

There are several memorials and hatchments mostly commemorating the Samwell family as well as effigies of Sir Richard Knightley (who died in 1537) and his wife, and a monument to the author of Oceana, James Harrington (who died in 1677).

Mounds and other signs of a deserted nearby Medieval village can be seen around the church.

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Road directions

2 miles west of Northampton on A45

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Northampton (1.8 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 717 603

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







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This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Northamptonshire & Warwickshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Alan Grove (19 Sep 2012, 17:06)

    You can get the key from the school which in itself is a fine building and Northampton has some fine historic buildings all within easy walking distance. Don't miss 78 Derngate with its interior by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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St Michael's Church, Upton, Northamptonshire

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.