Baxterley Church

Baxterley Church, Baxterley, North Warwickshire | Warwickshire County Council
Baxterley Church, Baxterley, North Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council
Description of this historic site

Baxterley Church whose origins are Medieval. It is situated 300m north east of Hipsley Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 Parish Church, dedication unknown. Chancel, N vestry, nave with enclosed W tower, N aisle and N porch. Chancel of c1200. Nave largely 14th century, the W walls altered in 16th century to carry the tower which is probably 17th century. The N aisle, porch and vestry are modern.
2 Description.
3 Drawing of c1820.
4 Nave of c1875 by Paull and Bikerdike. Crozier head, found in 1958. Of wood, c1200, with leaves and a dragon head, a rare survival.
5 Wooden crozier head found in jamb of chancel arch during restoration. It is gilded and decorated in black. It is part of a 12th century statue, found together with a bone of a young person, and sheep’s bones, presumably immured during erection of chancel arch.
6 Photographed in 1977.
7 12th century door reset in S wall. Wooden floors under nave pews – hollow underneath, depth c80cm. Brick channel around exterior. Sunken pathway through west of churchyard. Possible ridge and furrow in car park to SW. Probably good survival of below-floor deposits. Location (isolated) suggests that church lies within deserted settlement.

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