St John the Baptist

Rare late Regency church in very remote pastoral setting with original stencilling, box pews and a good monument from 1700.

About this church

This remote church, attached to the small hamlet of Plumpton which lies between Weedon Lois and Blakesley, was rebuilt by the local significant landowner, Jesus College Oxford in the 1820s. 

From a distance you will be surprised to know that it does not date from the medieval period. It still retains its early 19th century gothic character.

Internally it speaks more of the world of Jane Austen. It retains its original box pews and the remains of interesting stencil work in the chancel.

From the earlier church comes an unusually fine marble tablet to the memory of Anne Moore (died 1683) which has a very arresting verse.

The church is now owned by the St John the Baptist Plumpton Trustees.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Level access throughout
  • Car park at church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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Built between 1327 and 1377 during the reign of Edward III, the stone carvings high on the walls of the chancel commemorate this fact as Edward looks across from the south side at his wife, Queen Phillipa, on the north.

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