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Alcester, St. Nicholas. Another view. Both Victor Hunter. Another view, this one Aidan McRae Thomson. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Methodist Church. Victor Hunter. Our Lady and St. Joseph (R.C.). Graeme Harvey (2011).
Alderminster, St. Mary and Holy Cross. Interior view. SP 230 485. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, interior view, window, font, and an incised cross in the tympanum, all Steve Bulman (2011). The following are all John Bowdler (2012) - porch, doorway, font cover, gargoyle, pulpit, altar, and side chapel. Grade II* listed - link.
Alveston, St. James. Interior view. The Old Church. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Ansley, St. Lawrence. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Ansty, St. James. An interior view, and a remarkable example of the modern stained glass window maker's art. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II listed - link.
Arley, St. Joseph (R.C.). Aidan McRae Thomson.
Armscote, the former Friends' Meeting House (1680). A notice gives a little history. Both John Bowdler (2013). Grade II listed.
Arrow, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Victor Hunter. Link.
Ashow, Church of the Assumption of Our Lady (an unusual dedication); normally closed. The tower. A little of the buildings construction history can be seen here in the form of two blocked doorways, one apparently Norman and the other one later. All John Bowdler. Interior view, box pews, the East window, and the font, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Aston Cantlow, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. John Bowdler visited the church during restoration work in 2010. Two further views - 1, 2, the font and pulpit which Pevsner dates to the fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries respectively, and a window, all John Bowdler (2010).
Atherstone.
Atherstone on Stour, St. Mary (1876). John was advised that it had been sold and was to be converted to a private dwelling. Judy Flynn has provided this link, which says that it was converted in 2008.  John Bowdler (2010). Link.
Austrey, St. Nicholas. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Avon Dassett, the redundant St. John the Baptist. The main door. Both John Bowdler. Link. St. Joseph (R.C.). Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.

Baddesley Clinton, St. Michael. Aidan McRae Thomson. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, the main door (there is no porch), the font, the colourful tomb of Sir Edward Ferrers, and an unusual inscription recording building works, all John Bowdler (2011). Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the pulpit and the East window, all Dennis Harper (2015). A plaque implies that the church may at one time been dedicated to St. James, unless it has been moved here from elsewhere. Dennis Harper (2015). Grade II* listed. St. Francis of Assisi (R.C.). Link. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Baginton, St. John the Baptist. James King. Another view, altar two interior views - 1, 2, the font, pulpit, eagle lectern, fragments of painting on wall and ceiling, and two windows - 1, 2, all John Bowdler (2012). The graveyard has the graves of seven Polish airmen, who died in WWII when their plane crashed. John Bowdler (2012). This blocked doorway is unusual in having re-used a window. John Bowdler (2012).
Balsall Common, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Barcheston, near Shipston-on-Stour, dedicated to St. Martin. SP 265 399. Steve Bulman. Another view, a side-chapel, font, and the altar, all John Bowdler (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Barford, St. Peter. Dorothy Turley. An old postcard view. The removal of the greenery is obvious, but note also the removal of the finials from the tower. From Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Barton-on-the-Heath, St. Lawrence. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the altar, and a colourful modern window. The chancel arch has a crude animal carving. John describes it as a hare, which would be a typical pagan survival; the final link hereafter describes it as a pig. It doesn't really look much like either! All John Bowdler (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Bascote Heath, the former chapel (the Chapel in the Trees). John Bowdler (2005). An old B&W photo from 1959, from John Bowdler's Collection.
Baxterley, dedication unknown. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Bearley, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all Elaine Sanders. Link. Grade II listed.
Beaudesert, St. Nicholas. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Bedworth, All Saints. Another view. Interior view. All Aidan McRae Thomson.
Berkswell, St. John Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Bidford-on-Avon, St. Lawrence. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Billesley, All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Bilton, St Mark. Paul Brown. SP 487 739. Sacred Heart (R.C.). Aidan McRae Thomson.
Binton, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view. The former Congregational Chapel, now a private residence. Both Graeme Harvey.
Birdingbury, St. Leonard. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II listed - link.
Bishop's Itchington, dedicated to St. Michael. SP 388 578. Steve Bulman. Another view, the porch, a spout, three interior views (1, 2, 3), the altar, font and pulpit, all John Bowdler. Link. Grade II listed. Cemetery Chapel. Another view. SP 388 585. Both John Bowdler (2013).
Bishop's Tachbrook, dedicated to St. Chad. SP 314 614. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Bourton-on-Dunsmore, St. Peter (O). Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, a door, two interior views - 1, 2, the altar, and font, and the triple-decker pulpit, all John Bowdler. Grade II listed - link.
Brinklow, St. John the Baptist. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view. Peter Morgan. Another, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. U.R.C. Peter Morgan.
Brownsover, St. Michael & All Angels (redundant). Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Bubbenhall, St. Giles. Sue Vickery. Grade II listed.
Budbrooke, St. Michael. Tim Weller. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Bulkington, St. James. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Burmington, St. Nicholas and St. Barnabus. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. The porch, and two more interior views - 1, 2, a window, and the altar, all John Bowdler (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Burton Dassett, near Northend, dedicated to All Saints. Steve Bulman. SP 398 515.
Burton Hastings, St. Botolph. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Butler's Marston, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. Steve Bulman. SP 320 500. Another view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

Chadshunt, All Saints, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Charlecote, St. Leonard. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Cherington, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Chesterton, dedicated to St. Giles. SP 358 583. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Chilvers Coton, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Previously in the Unknown section, this old postcard (from Brian Curtis's Collection) shows the fire damaged or bombed church, and was identified by John R. Parker, who advises that the church was rebuilt by German POW's in the 1940's. Link.
Church Lawford, St Peter. Paul Brown. SP 454 763.
Churchover, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Claverdon, St. Michael. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view. Interior view. Both Alan Craxford. Link.
Clifford Chambers, St. Helen. Dorothy Turley.
Clifton upon Dunsmore, St Mary the Virgin. SP 531 764. Paul Brown. Another view, and an interior view. both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Coleshill, St. Peter & St. Paul. The impressive spire. SP 201 890. Peter Wood. Link.
Combrook, St. Mary and St. Margaret. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Compton Verney - see Kineton below.
Copston Magna, St. John. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Corley, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade II* listed.
Coughton, St. Peter. SP 083 605. Dave Westrap. Interior view, Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the altar, organ and the font, all Dennis Harper (2017). Link1. Link2. Ss. Peter, Paul & Elizabeth (R.C.). SP 083 604. Dave Westrap. Interior view, Aidan McRae Thomson. An additional interior, the altar and the font, all Dennis Harper (2017). Link.
Cubbington.
Curdworth, St. Nicholas and St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

Darlingscott, St. George. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, interior view, the pulpit, and the font, all John Bowdler (2013). Link.
Draycote, the former General Baptist Chapel (1811), now converted to residential use. There is a date-stone for 1869, though this is perhaps the date for a re-build - see here for a photo of 1911, mentioning a centenary. The OS map for 1887 shows it as Baptist Chapel (General). This source mentions a Particular Baptist Chapel in the village; whether this is the same building is not known at present. Although the 1955 OS map shows it as Bapt. Chap., this source says it closed in the late 1930's. This Geograph photo of 2006 shows it still unconverted. Another view. SP 445 701. Both Howard Richter (2015).
Dunchurch, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed. Baptist Church (1971). A previous chapel stood on the same site (though rather nearer to the road) - this was built circa 1834. A photo of the old chapel is available here. SP 474 715. Howard Richter (2014). Link. Methodist Church on Rugby Road, which opened in 1935. It previously had a small tower, adding at least a sense of "church" to the building - a photo can be seen here. Another view. SP 485 716. Both Howard Richter (2014). There is a former Primitive Methodist Chapel at SP 4860 7115, which dates from 1876. Howard advises that the Northampton Record Office says that there were at one time both PM and Wesleyan Chapels in this village, but Howard advises that old OS maps fail to show the latter. Another view. Both Howard Richter (2015).
Dunnington, Baptist Church. Aidan McRae Thomson.

Ettington, dedicated to the Holy Trinity and St. Thomas of Canterbury. SP 267 490. Steve Bulman. Another view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, and a splendid wall-mounted sun-dial, all John Bowdler (2010). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the font, and two windows - 1, 2, all John Bowdler (2012). St. Thomas Becket, of which only the tower survives, Aidan McRae Thomson. Friends Meeting House. Another view. Both John Bowdler. John believes this building (on Rogers Lane) to be an old chapel, but is unsure of the denomination. Janet Gimber has advised that this was Wesleyan Methodist. John Bowdler (2010).
Ettington Park, the remains of Holy Trinity which stand in the grounds of a hotel. Aidan McRae Thomson. Seven further views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, all John Bowdler (2010).
Exhall (near Alcester), St. Giles. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Exhall (north of Coventry), St. Giles. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

Farnborough, dedicated to St. Botolph. The tower. Steve Bulman. SP 434 496.
Fenny Compton, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Clare. SP 417 521. Steve Bulman. Methodist Church. Another view. Both John Bowdler (2009).
Fillongley, St. Mary and All Saints. From an old postcard, Geoff Watts' Collection. A modern view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Flecknoe, St. Mark, which was built with Great Central Railway money in the 1890's as compensation for the disruption to the parish during railway construction. It is in effect a chapel of ease to St. Peter in Wolfhamcote. Another view. Interior view (taken through a window).SP 5143 6349. Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Church (1837-1966), now in residential use. Barely recognisable as a former church, the date-stone gives the game away. Another view. SP 5153 6353. All Howard Richter (2014).
Frankton, St. Nicholas. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, the porch, altar, organ, and font, all John Bowdler. Link.

Gaydon, St. Giles. SP 364 540. Steve Bulman. Another view. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Grandborough, St. Peter, undergoing works. Another view. SP 492 670. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. Primitive Methodist Chapel (1856). The extension at left was added in 1990-1. SP 4921 6674. Link1. Link2. All Howard Richter (2014).
Great Alne, St. Mary Magdalene. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Great Packington, St. James. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Great Wolford, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view, window with carved heads, altar and font. All John Bowdler (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Grendon, All Saints. Rob Brettle. Link.

Halford, dedicated to St. Mary. The tower. The doorway has a fine carved tympanum. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. SP 259 457.
Hampton Lucy, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Harbury, dedicated to All Saints. SP 375 600. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Cemetery Chapel (1874). SP 372 598. Howard Richter (2015). The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, in residential use since 1933. The date of building is not currently known, but it was active before 1860. Two additional views - 1, 2. This link has a 1910 photo. SP 3704 6001. All Howard Richter (2015). The converted Wesleyan Chapel (? - 1970) on Chapel Street. According to this link, the Methodists were active in Harbury from 1807, though whether this building is of the same date in unclear. SP 3720 5992. Howard Richter (2015).
Haseley, St. Mary. Another view, and a door. All John Bowdler.
Haselor, St. Mary Magdalene and All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Hatton, Holy Trinity. Another view. Both John Bowdler. Another view, Aidan McRae Thomson.
Henley-in-Arden, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Link. Baptist Church. All Aidan McRae Thomson.
Hillmorton, St. John Baptist. Another view and an interior view. Grade II* listed - link. English Martyrs (R.C.). Interior view. All Aidan McRae Thomson.
Honiley, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Honington, All Saints. The tower is much earlier than the rest of the building; the interior is splendid, with plaster work, marbles and carved wood. Steve Bulman. SP 262 427. Interior view. David Ware.
Hunningham, St. Margaret. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all John Bowdler.
Hurley, The Resurrection. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link (still under construction).

Idlicote, St. James the Great. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Ilmington, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. St. Philip (R.C.). Another view. It was originally a Roman Catholic school, built in 1867 and closed in 1931. It opened as a church in 1935, but is now closed, the last Mass being held on 13 July 2013. Both John Bowdler (2013). Their website is (at the moment) still available. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1848), now converted to residential use. John Bowdler (2013).

Kenilworth.
Kineton, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. St. George on DSDA Kineton, a military base, is obviously a Nissen hut with an added frontage. Two further views - 1, 2, and two of the interior - 1, 2. The base serves as a training establishment for bomb disposal officers, hence this memorial to those who died doing their duty. Another view. All John Bowdler. On the nearby Compton Verney estate is a chapel (at centre) designed by the landscape gardener, "Capability" Brown. Another view, three interior views (1, 2, 3), and the pulpit. The chapel has some fine monuments - 1, 2. SP 309 528. All John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Kinwarton, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

Ladbroke, dedicated to All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Langley, St. Mary. Another view. Interior view. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, another interior view, and the Epiphany Window, all John Bowdler. The Epiphany Window is believed by some to contain a coded message - see e.g. here.
Lapworth, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Lea Marston, St. John the Baptist. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Leamington Hastings, All Saints. Originally C13, there is a date-stone of 1703 in the porch gable, which, according to the grade II* listing, is when the south aisle was re-built and the porch extended. Six additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. SP 444 676. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Link5. Link6. The church is a much used (and admired) venue for secular music - link. Broadwell Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan prior to 1887, as it shows on the OS map for that year. Another view.
SP 4520 6592.The same 1887 map also marks the site of a medieval chapel at SP 4567 6563.  Link. Church of the Good Shepherd is effectively a Chapel of Ease to All Saints, a mile and a half distant. It shows on the same 1887 map as Mission Room and School. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 453 660. All Howard Richter (2015).
Leamington Spa.
Leek Wootton, All Saints. Another view. and a medieval font. According to this link, the old church was demolished in 1789, the present church being built on the same site. All John Bowdler.
Lighthorne, dedicated to St. Laurence. SP 335 560. Steve Bulman. Another view. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Lillington, St. Mary Magdalene. Aidan McRae Thomson. Church of Our Lady (R.C.); another view, and some interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - all John Bowdler. Link. U.R.C. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Little Dassett, former chapel (now a private residence), supposedly originally belonging to the Knights Templar. Another view. Both John Bowdler.
Long Compton, St. Peter and St. Paul. Two interior views - 1, 2, the font, and sun-dial. The unusual lych-gate was converted from the last surviving building of a row of cottages. SP 287 330. All Steve Bulman (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Long Itchington, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. SP 412 652. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Congregational Chapel on Church Road and Orchard Way. Two further views - 1, 2, (note the blocked doorway at left). Evidently of at least two phases of construction, Howard has been unable to find any history.
SP 408 652. All Howard Richter (2015). Link.
Long Lawford, St. John; Aidan tells me that it is currently under threat of demolition owing to structural problems. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Long Marston, St. James. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Lower Brailes, dedicated to St. George. SP 315 393. Steve Bulman. Another view. Bill McKenzie. Another view, interior view, the tower, porch and sundial, a very worn tomb, the font, a carriage (once used for carrying coffins?), an old chest, the altar, and the window behind, sedilia, and a side chapel, all John Bowdler (2009). St. Peter and St. Paul (R.C.) occupies the upper floor of this building. John Bowdler (2009). Two interior views - 1, 2, both John Bowdler (2009). Link, which says that this is one of the oldest post-Reformation Catholic churches in England.
Lower Quinton, St. Swithin. Another view, and an interior view. SP 183 470. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Link1. Link2. The bells. Grade I listed.
Lower Shuckburgh, St. John the Baptist. Built in 1864, it looks older. This source says that the preceding church was of the C13. The re-build was necessitated by a fire in 1860 - see here, which also has interior views. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. SP 4892 6266. All Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Lowsonford, St. Luke. Two further views - 1, 2. All Elaine Sanders.
Loxley, St. Nicholas. Two further views - 1, 2 - organ, and the vestry. Two interior views showing the box pews - 1, 2, the font. In my edition of Pevsner, he is undecided on the date of this herringbone masonry - either C11 or Georgian. Access to the pulpit is via an external door. All John Bowdler. Link.
Luddington, All Saints. Another view. Interior view. All Aidan McRae Thomson.

Mappleborough Green, Church of the Holy Ascension. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Marton, dedicated to St. Esprit. Steve Bulman. SP 407 689. The former Congregational Chapel (1833-1977), which now forms part of a house. Named as Congregational Chapel on the 1905 OS map, and Congregational Church on the 1960, it is marked as Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan) on the 1886-7 (1:2500), which seems to be an error. SP 406 686. Howard Richter (2015).
Maxstoke, St. Michael. SP 235 868. Peter Wood.
Meriden, St. Laurence. SP 252 816. Peter Wood. Another view of the C12 church, which is Grade I listed. Richard Roberts (2015). Link.
Middleton, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Monks Kirby, St. Edith. A more recent view, showing the church undergoing works, and an interior view. Grade I listed - link. St. Joseph (R.C.). All Aidan McRae Thomson.
Moreton Morrell, dedicated as the Church of the Holy Cross. SP 310 557. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1843), now converted to residential use. It had ceased to be a place of worship by January 1980, when its registration was cancelled (here, last entry). Although the date-stone very clearly says 1843, this source says it was built in 1825. Another view. SP 312 561. Howard Richter (2015).
Morton Bagot, Holy Trinity (K). Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, and the porch, all John Bowdler (2011). Grade II* listed - link.

Napton on the Hill, St. Lawrence. SP 463 613. Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed. Christadelphian Meeting Room. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 4632 6085. All Howard Richter (2014). Link. The former Congregational Chapel has been converted to residential use. It pre-dates 1887 as it appears on the OS map of that year. A photo of 1905 vintage is available here. SP 4633 6109. Howard Richter (2014). Standing nearby is the former Primitive Methodist Chapel, also now in residential use. It also pre-dates 1887. It is also mentioned in a Gazetteer of 1870-2, transcribed here, though no building date is given. The Congregational is not mentioned in the same source. SP 4644 6107. Howard Richter (2014).
Nether Whitacre, St. Giles. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Newbold on Avon, St Botolph. SP 487 771. Paul Brown. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Methodist Church. SP 489 772. Paul Brown.
Newbold on Stour, St. David. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views, 1, 2, both John Bowdler (2010). Former chapel - advised as Methodist by Janet Gimber. John Bowdler (2010).
Newbold Pacey, dedicated to St. George the Martyr. SP 299 572. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Newton Regis, St. Mary the Virgin. Two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel, the squint, and the two fonts - 1, 2. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
No Man's Heath, St. Mary the Virgin (1863) on Church Lane. Another view. Both David Regan (2017), who advises that the church is closed, and is to be converted into a community facility. Link. Grade II listed.
Northend, All Saints. An interior view, the font, the small organ (or is this classed as a harmonium?), altar, and bell-turret. All John Bowdler. Methodist Church - originally Wesleyan, 1831. The attached Sunday School is dated 1900. Both John Bowdler (2009).
Nuneaton.

Offchurch, dedicated to St. Gregory. SP 358 658. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Old Milverton, St. James the Great. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, and a painting of the Deposition. All Elaine Sanders. Grade II listed.
Oldberrow, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Over Whitacre, St. Leonard. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Oxhill, dedicated to St. Lawrence. A fine doorway. Both Steve Bulman. Another view. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. SP 317 455.

Pailton, St. Denys. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Pillerton Hersey, dedicated to St. Mary. SP 299 489. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Pillerton Priors, the former Methodist Chapel (1863), now in use as a domestic garage. Another view. Both John Bowdler (2012).
Polesworth.
Preston Bagot, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view and interior, the font, and list of rectors, which goes back to 1274, all Elaine Sanders. Link. Grade II* listed.
Preston-on-Stour, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, and six interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, all John Bowdler (2010).
Princethorpe, the College Chapel (R.C.). Another view. Interior view. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Link (college website).
Priors Hardwick, St. Mary. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 472 562. All Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade II* listed. Some old black and white photos here, including interiors.
Priors Marston, St. Leonard. Two additional views - 1, 2. Four interior views 1, 2, 3, 4, the pulpit, altar, a modern window and the font. All John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade II listed. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1858, converted 1973, as the date-stone obligingly tells us). Another view. SP 4895 5740. All Howard Richter (2015). The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, long converted to residential use. Note the filled in round-headed window in the end wall. A photo of the chapel in the 1920's is available here, which shows round headed windows on the long side too, and a now-vanished porch. Genuki says that the church was founded in 1855, though whether this building is of that vintage is uncertain. Warwick Record Office holds documents for 1905-1933, and it seems likely that the chapel closed near the latter date. SP 4895 5790. Howard Richter (2015).

Radford Semele, St. Nicholas. Aidan McRae Thomson. John French advises me that St. Nicholas burnt down on 16th March 2008 - see the Coventry Diocese Press Release. Some more views of the church (from both before and after the fire) 1, 2, 3, 4 -  all John Bowdler, who advises that re-building work will commence shortly (2009). Added 2011 - John has advised that, planning permissions having been granted, work is still proceeding towards re-building. The font from before the fire, and it can also be seen here in this interior photograph, from after the fire, both Revd. Martin Green. The restored church re-opened in 2013, and John Bowdler has been back to record the results - exteriors - 1, 2, 3, interior, and the rose window, created by Aidan McRae Thomson, stained glass artist (website), and a contributor to this website, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Baptist Church. John French. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all John Bowdler (2013). Link.
Radway, St. Peter. SP 368 481. Steve Bulman. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Ratley, St. Peter ad Vincula. The doorway. SP 383 473. Both Steve Bulman.
Rowington, St. Laurence. Tim Hollinghurst (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rugby.
Ryton-on-Dunsmore, St. Leonard. SP 3865 7453. James King. Another view, Dennis Harper (2015). Grade II* listing, which mentions C11 nave and chancel. This link has an 1920's interior view. The site (at centre) of the demolished Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on High Street, now occupied by a house. SP 3848 7416. From map evidence it was built prior to 1887, and it was open until at least 1967, when the marriage register ends. Howard Richter (2014).

Salford Priors, St. Matthew. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, and interior, both Simon Edwards (2011). Grade I listed.
Seckington, All Saints - open Saturdays only, or by appointment. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Sherbourne, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Shilton, St. Andrew. Another view and an interior view. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Shipston-on-Stour, St. Edmund Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link. Methodist Church on London Road, originally Wesleyan. SP 258 403. Steve Bulman (2011).
Shottery, St. Andrew. SP 184 549. Link. Our Lady of Peace (R.C.). SP 184 551. Both Dave Westrap. Another view of Our Lady. Graeme Harvey.
Shotteswell, dedicated to St. Lawrence. SP 426 456. Steve Bulman. Another view, the porch, interior, altar, lectern and carved wood, and font, all John Bowdler (2011). Link. Grade II* listed.
Shustoke, St. Cuthbert. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Shuttington, St. Matthew. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Grade II listed.
Snitterfield, St. James the Great. Another view. Both from old postcards in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, interior, the choir stalls, pulpit, altar, and the unusual font, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade I listed. Methodist Church, John Bowdler (2013).
Southam.
Spernall, St. Leonard. Aidan McRae Thomson. A sign says that the church is closed, and now cared for by the Friends of Friendless Churches. Two further views - 1, 2, the priest's door, and a close-up of the rose window, all John Bowdler (2011). Link.
Stockton, St. Michael. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Stoneleigh, St. Mary, about which Pevsner enthuses, and one can only agree. It's now on my "must visit" list!! Another view, and another. A blocked Norman doorway. Sun-dial. Interior view. Box-pews and organ. A fine marble monument. And another also showing the altar. All John Bowdler.
Stratford-upon-Avon.
Stretton-on-Dunsmore, All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now in residential use as "The Old Chapel". According to here, it held services between 1871 and the 1970's, and there is a small date-stone below the roof apex which says it was enlarged in 1873 (or possibly 1875). Another view. SP 404 729. Both Howard Richter (2014).
Stretton-on-Fosse, St. Peter. Bill McKenzie. Two additional views - 1, 2, two interiors - 1, 2, the altar and font, all John Bowdler (2013). Grade II listed.
Stretton under Fosse, former Independent Chapel (circa 1790/1), later Congregational. It closed in the 1950's and has been a workshop for an organ building business for several decades. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Collins.
Studley, dedicated as the Nativity of Mary. Interior view. St. Mary (R.C.). Studley Methodist Church. All Aidan McRae Thomson. A tiny church built recently in the back garden of a private house could be the smallest in Britain. See the full story here, with photographs.
Sutton-under-Brailes, St. Thomas a Becket. Another view, and a window. Interior view, and the font. All John Bowdler (2009). Link.

Tanworth in Arden, St. Mary Magdalene. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Temple Grafton, St. Andrew. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Thurlaston, St. Edmund on Church Lane. A curiosity in that it was built (1849) to be used as a school during the week, and a church on Sunday. Another view. SP 469 709. Both Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Tiddington, St. Joseph (R.C.). Aidan McRae Thomson.
Tidmington, Church of the Ascension. David Ware. Link.
Tredington, dedicated to St. Gregory. Norman doorway. SP 259 436. Steve Bulman. The following are all John Bowdler - the porch, 2 views of an ancient door - 1, 2, a window, the roof, an interior view, a fine pulpit, and the altar.
Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link1. Link2.

Ufton, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. SP 378 622. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. The following are all John Bowdler (2011) - two further views - 1, 2, the porch, priest's door, a blocked window, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, the font, lectern, pulpit, organ, and two windows - 1, 2. There's even an ancient set of stocks in the churchyard! John advises that the church is at risk of closure, which would be a real shame, as it looks to be a fine church.
Ullenhall, St. Mary the Virgin (1875). Aidan McRae Thomson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, and the unusual mosaic clock, all John Bowdler (2011). Grade II listed - link. St. Mary Old Church (the chancel of the medieval church). Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, the bell, sun-dial, interior view, and a plaque commemorating the consecration of the churchyard, all John Bowdler (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Upper Brailes, the former Methodist Chapel, which was for sale in 2011. Two further views - 1, 2. All John Bowdler.

Walton D'Eivile, St. James. Mark Eccles. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade II listed - link.
Wappenbury, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. SP 378 694. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Warmington, Methodist Church. The stone above the round window gives the date 1811, and that it was originally Wesleyan. A notice at the time of John taking these photos suggested that the chapel was closing imminently. Both John Bowdler (2009).
Warton, Holy Trinity. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Grade II listed.
Warwick.
Wasperton, St. John the Baptist, and its porch. Both Elaine Sanders (2016). Grade II listed.
Weethley, St. James. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Welford-on-Avon, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Wellesbourne, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey.
Weston-on-Avon, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Weston-under-Wetherley, dedicated to St. Michael (O). SP 360 693. Steve Bulman. Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Interior view, Aidan McRae Thomson. Roof, altar, side altar, font and cover, pulpit and lectern, all John Bowdler (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Whatcote, dedicated to St. Peter. SP 299 446. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Whichford, St. Michael. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, porch, sun-dial, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font (and farmer Ted), all John Bowdler (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Whitchurch, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Whitnash, St. Margaret. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Wibtoft, given variously as The Chapel of the Assumption of Our Lady, and St. Mary's Chapel. George Weston.
Willey, St. Leonard. Interior view, Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Willoughby, St. Nicholas. Aidan McRae Thomson. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1898), now closed. SP 522 674. Heather Powell (2014). Two additional views - 1, 2, both Howard Richter (2014). Old maps show that there was an earlier Wesleyan Chapel which stood at about SP 517 675, near the present church. Howard believes that this whitewashed building could well be that building. The old chapel is at least as old as 1886, as it shows on a map of that year. Howard Richter (2014).
Wilmcote, St. Andrew. Interior view. SP 325 405. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Winderton. Steve Bulman.
Wishaw, St. Chad. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Withybrook, dedicated to All Saints. Interior view, Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Wixford, St. Milburga. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Wolfhampcote, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Wolston, St. Margaret. Another view, four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, the East Window, another window, and a rather appealing octagonal font, all John Bowdler (2005). Link. Grade I listed. Baptist Church, and an interior view during the ladies' coffee morning. Both John Bowdler (2012). Link. The former Mortuary Chapel in Wolston Cemetery on Dyer's Lane. It first shows on O.S. maps on the 1905 edition. Probably now in use for storage, as the windows are bricked up. SP 414 753. Richard Roberts (2017).
Wolverton, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Wolvey, St. John Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Three more views (1, 2, 3), all John Bowdler. Grade II* listed - link.
Wootton Wawen, St. Peter. Interior view. SP 154 633. St. Mary and St. Benedict (R.C.). Cemetery Chapel. All Aidan McRae Thomson.
Wormleighton, St. Peter. In origin C12, with significant additions and re-builds over the centuries. Additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, two windows from different periods - 1, 2, and an interior view. All Howard Richter (2015). Howard comments about the discrepancy between the descriptions of the windows in the listing compared to the actual building. I will leave the determination of the exact nature of the errors as an exercise for visitors! Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed.
Wroxall, St. Leonard. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Some further views, all John Bowdler (2011) - 1, 2, rainwater goods, dated 1715, a blocked doorway. Just a few yards away are the remains of Wroxall Priory. Two further views - 1, 2. All John Bowdler. Link (for both).

 

 
 

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