St Bartholemew's Church, Furtho, Northamptonshire
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Survivor of a lost Medieval village
When enclosures diverted the London to Northampton road away from Furtho, it became a deserted village with only a farm, a medieval dovecot, a few lumps in the land and this delightful 900-year-old church remaining. The chancel is fourteenth century but the nave and squat tower were reconstructed early in the seventeenth century. The font and its cover also date from this time.
St Bartholomew's ceased to be a parish church in 1920. Inside it is tranquil and atmospheric.
Sixteen kneeling brass children
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
1,000 years of animals, both carved and real!
Parking is private around the area of the church. Please be respectful of the buildings and area when you visit.
Ample free parking in Potterspury, a 15 minute walk from the church.
Disabled access information
Access to the church is along a paved pathway, and can be used for wheelchair access. There is one step leading into the church doorway, but a ramp is available in the church for others to assist wheelchair users.
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.
There is no electricity or water in St. Bartholomew's Church.
There are pews in the church which could seat 50 at capacity. There are additional seating spaces on chairs for up to 44 people.
10 miles south of Northampton, off A508, 1 mile north of A508/A5 roundabout on Northampton Road; church in farmyard along track opposite Yardley Road, between Old Stratford and Potterspury Lodge
Nearest railway station: Wolverton (3 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.Furtho Guidebook 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 Archaeological Society: www.northants-archaeology.org.uk
- Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust: www.nhct.org.uk
- List of churches in Northamptonshire: www.achurchnearyou.com