Church of St John the Baptist, Wakerley, Northamptonshire

Main Street, Stamford, Northamptonshire, LE15 8PA
How to find us
Opening times:
Open daily, 11am - 4pm. For enquiries about this church, please contact Karen Moore on 07876 324 554 or [email protected]
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Some of the finest carved capitals in England

This medieval church, with its magnificent fourteenth and fifteenth-century tower and spire, stands prominently on a hillside above the Welland Valley. Inside, it has a spectacular twelfth-century chancel arch (look for the zig-zag pattern), which rests on some of the most beautiful carved capitals in England. The robust font is from the thirteenth century.



  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. 
  • Directions
    7 miles south west of Stamford, off A43 and south of A47 Peterborough Road via Luffenham Road to Barrowden, and Wakerley Road to Wakerley; prominent hillside location off Main Street
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Stamford (6.5 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful 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 Northamptonshire & Warwickshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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