Church of St John the Baptist, Wakerley, Northamptonshire
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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.
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Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A strangely beautiful church
A plum pudding for old men
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.
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
Nearest railway station: Stamford (6.5 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 Northamptonshire & Warwickshire. Printed copies of the county guide 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