Church of St George, Lower Brailes

Description of this historic site

The Church of St George which dates back to the Medieval period. The church was restored during the Imperial period. It is situated north of the High Street, at Lower Brailes.

Notes about this historic site

1 Chancel with N vestry, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, and W tower. No architectural details of earlier than the late 13th century, but excavations in 1879 are said to have revealed 12th century foundations below the nave S arcade. S aisle and arcade were added c1280, the two bays at the W possibly c1330-40. Chancel entirely rebuilt early 14th century, and then the nave was largely remodelled, and possibly lengthened, the clearstorey added, and a new roof provided. Much of the S aisle was reconstructed and the aisle given a new roof and parapet. The N aisle has 14th century windows but may be earlier than the S. The N arcade and clearstorey are said to have been rebuilt in 1649, and were again reconstructed in 1879 in 14th century style. W tower and S porch probably of mid 15th century date. Vestry enlarged in 1892. Much 19th century restoration. 14th century font. Roger, Earl of Warwick, in the reign of Henry I (1100-35) gave the church to the priory of Kenilworth.
2 Plan of the church.
3 Photographs of the exterior and of the interior looking east.
4 A large church with a commanding Perp W tower.
6 Noted by Ordnance Survey.
7 Photograph of the lych gate.

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