Holy Cross Church, Burley, Rutland
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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 fifteenth-century font.
The church contains a beautiful eighteenth-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.Holy Cross Burley - Walk Round Guide.pdf
You can now donate by Text to support the vital work of the Churches Conservation Trust:
To donate £5 please send BLY to 70970
To give £10 please send BLY to 70191
Holy Cross Church features in Legacy Makers and Boundary Breakers: Extraordinary Women of Historic Churches, read more about Lady Charlotte Finch below:
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A pair of eccentric churches
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
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.
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.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Rutland churches are in our North region.
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