Holy Trinity Church, Blatherwycke, Northamptonshire
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A plum pudding for old men
With its tower seen standing behind a curtain of trees, above a lake and close to the stables of the vanished mansion, this lovely church dates back to the twelfth century and enjoys a memorable setting. The church is partly Norman but shows work from most centuries from the twelfth onwards and its roofs are tiled with Collyweston slates. The windows are filled with dazzling stained glass some by J R Clayton and C E Kempe and Co.
In addition to monuments to the Stafford and O'Brien families who lived here, there is a 1650 tablet by Nicholas Stone engagingly commemorating the poet Thomas Randolf, who ended a short and dissipated life while visiting Blatherwycke. There is also one with a bequest of 'a plum pudding on Christmas day'; to six old, poor men in the parish.
A family church
Some of the finest carved capitals in England
St Mary's where the bells hail England's original patron saint, King Edmund
Access to the church is via a 500 yard walk along a grassy path.
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.
9 miles south west of Stamford, off A43; take country road to village of Blatherwycke; church within Blatherwycke directly off main village street
Nearest railway station: Stamford (7.8 miles)
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.Warwickshire & Northamptonshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Northamptonshire tourism website: www.visitnorthamptonshire.co.uk
- Northamptonshire History: www.northamptonshire-history.org.uk
- Northamptonshire Family History Society: www.northants-fhs.org
- Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust: www.nhct.org.uk
- List of churches in Northamptonshire : www.achurchnearyou.com