St Peter's Church, Deene, Northamptonshire
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A family church
This thirteenth-century estate church in Deene Park is the church of the Brudenell family, who bought Deene Park in 1514 and have lived there ever since. It contains many monuments to Brudenells, including one to James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1868 the widow of James Brudenell commissioned T H Wyatt to rebuild much of the church.
There is a splendid tomb of the 7th Earl and his wife in the South Chapel. The church is a large building constructed using local stone and Collyweston slates, with a tall west tower and broach spire which probably date from the thirteenth century or earlier. Inside, the nave and aisles are austere but the chancel was sumptuously furnished and decorated by G F Bodley in 1890.
A plum pudding for old men
Some of the finest carved capitals in England
St Mary's where the bells hail England's original patron saint, King Edmund
Parking on layby outside churchyard. Walk through churchyard along path to church.
Facilities & Hire
Deene is a large church with fixed pews. There is electricity. There is no heating or toilet facilties.
10 miles south west of Stamford, off A43 between Corby and Duddington in hamlet of Deene; follow signs to Deene Park
Nearest railway station:
Kettering (10.4 miles). Bus route number 4S.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Northamptonshire & Warwickshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Deene Park website: http://www.deenepark.com/
- 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