St Peter's Church, Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire
- What's nearby
A church with a hard shell and a soft heart
This remote medieval church sprawls across its rough-tufted churchyard, the sole survivor of the lost village of Wolfhampcote that lies buried to the north. Close to the church are two abandoned railways and a flourishing canal. Its crooked windows, stout buttresses and multicoloured patchwork stone give it a tough, almost brutish appearance, but inside it is ordered and serene. Limewashed walls scatter light from huge windows on the church's treasures - a beautifully carved fourteenth-century screen, a Queen Anne Royal Arms, a Victorian Hood mausoleum and a collection of oak benches. The beamed roof of the chancel is a rustic marvel.
A church filled with wood
A church that lost its village
A masterpiece of the Gothic Revival
Limited parking available next to churchyard. Access to entrance via mown path through churchyard. Access across a bumpy churchyard to the west porch. One step down to uneven porch and further step down to nave.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.
4 miles north west of Daventry; access off A428 Rugby to Southam road via country lane through the village of Flecknoe. Look for the sign to Wolfhamcote which leads along a gated farm track.
Nearest railway stations: Long Buckby (7 miles), Rugby (9 miles).
- History & Further Information
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!Copy of Wolfhampcote Church Plan October 2021.pdf
Community information for St Peter's Church, Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire. (All our Warwickshire churches are in CCT's West region).
Find out more about Wolfhampcote Church on the website of the Friends group. In 1970 The Friends of Wolfhampcote Church were formed under the chairmanship of Sir John Betjeman, C.B.E., the Poet Laureate.
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