All Saints' Church, Chadshunt, Warwickshire
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A church on the edge of a battlefield
In its circle of trees, overlooking the Civil War battle site of Edge Hill, this church is approached up steps from the Kineton to Southam road. It is especially lovely in late spring when the primroses are blooming in the churchyard.
The building appears long, low and massive, the result of extensions over the centuries. The eastern end of the nave is from the twelfth century, the westward extension fourteenthth, the clerestory was added in the fifteenth, the charming tower in the seventeenth and the present chancel was built about 1730, when a north transept was added over a burial vault.
The transept chapel has three windows glazed with lovely sixteenth-century Italian glass. The few monuments are of good quality.
A masterpiece of the Gothic Revival
A light-filled gem with a Shakespearean connection.
A church with a hard shell and a soft heart
From a busy main road with little parking, access is via a grass track, up 15 steps to an uneven modern paved path with a level entrance to the south door. Main access to church is up steps. With permission from Chadshunt House, level access is available from the north side.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
2 miles south west of M40 Junction 12; take country road which joins the B4100 Gaydon Road and the B4086 Kineton Road; access in Chadshunt, opposite the Southam Road/Watery Lane junction
Nearest railway station: Leamington Spa (7.9 miles)
History & Further 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.Northamptonshire & Warwickshire County Guide
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.
All Saints' Church, Chadshunt is in our west region.
Useful local links:
- Visit Coventry
- Visit Warwick
- Enjoy Warwickshire
- Warwick Castle
- The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- Shakespeare County
- The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
- Divine Inspiration
- A list of churches in Warwickshire
- Warwickshire is in the Diocese of Coventry and the Diocese of Birmingham