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Review: Whittington Church

Attraction - Castles & places of worship

Whittington, United Kingdom

A small church with crusader tombs

  • By SilverTraveller ESW

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  • 2014
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This is a small Norman building set in the grounds of Whittington Court, with nave, chancel and a small wooden bell cot above the east end of the nave and a stone memorial on the north wall.

Entry is through the north door and down steps. Inside it is equally as simple. The nave has a king pin roof and wooden pews. At the back of the nave is an octagonal font. The chancel has wood panelling round the base of the walls, wood altar and altar rail. In front of the altar rail is a brass of Richard Cotton d1556 who built Whittingham Court and his wife Margaret d1560. On the chancel wall is a stone carving with three badges set in arches. Two belong to the de Croupes.

Pillars with round topped arches separate nave and south aisle. There are two crusader tombs in the south aisle, Sir Richard de Croupes d1278 and his son anther Sir Richard d1326. Both are wearing surcoats and holding a sword and shield. Their legs are crossed and rest on a lion. Close by them is an effigy of Lady de Croupes in a long flowing dress and a wimple.

There is a memorial to the dead of both world wars on the south wall of the nave.

There is nothing special about the church and it isn’t worth going out of your way to find. It ties in nicely with a visit to Whitingham Court.

The church is open every day.

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