Site of possible old minster church, Stoneleigh

Description of this historic site

Site of possible old minster church pre-Conquest on or close to the present church of St Mary's.

Notes about this historic site

1 Possible minster church, Stoneleigh.
Bassett suggests that Stoneleigh’s church, St. Mary’s, may have been an old minster, and says that there were at least two priests serving it in 1086 and its large parish at first also contained Kenilworth and Baginton.
Bassett goes on to say that it is possible that the church was no more than a parochial chapel of the church of Coventry – but the evidence on which this possibility must be considered is both insubstantial and late.

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