Church of St Giles, Nether Whitacre

Description of this historic site

The Parish Church of St. Giles, whose origins are in the Medieval period. It is situated in Nether Whitacre.

Notes about this historic site

1 Chancel and N vestry, nave, S porch and W tower, of 14th century origin, but almost completely rebuilt except for the 16th century tower.
2 Church first attested in 1280.
3 Photograph.
4 Jambs of E window & rubble walling poss. 14th century. 14th century carved stones reset in tower walls – poss. indicate earlier tower. Restoration 1870 – rebuilding of S wall of nave. Heating ducts – nave floor. External drains – whole exterior. Probably good survival of below-floor deposits.
5 An archaeological evaluation to the west of the church for a cemetery extension revealed no significant archaeological remains.
6 An archaeological observation of groundworks associated with the installation of a toilet in the bell tower revealed a layer of sandstone rubble beneath the bell tower floor, while the sewer trench through the graveyard cut through the upper part of a single grave.