St Mary

St Mary's church is all that remains of the medieval village of Easton Neston when, following the enclosure of the land, the village was transferred to Hulcote.

About this church

The church stands adjacent imposing Easton Neston House, designed by Nicholas Hawksmore for the Fermor (later Hesketh) family.

The building is a beautiful early medieval church.

The most outstanding feature is the 17th century chancel memorial to Sir George Femor and his wife. There are a number of other monuments to the Fermor-Hesketh family around the church.

The rebuilding of the house circa 1700 affected the church with a new pulpit and box pews.

The interior was again changed in the 19th and early 20th century with heraldic stained glass connecting the family to the Plantagenets, and the reorganisation of the north chapel.

The churchyard is well known for the beautiful display of snowdrops in early spring, followed by daffodils and then white cherry blossom.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Lawrence

Here is a large town church that speaks of the 15th century. In 1483 Edward V, the husband of Elizabeth Woodville of nearby Grafton Regis, gave a large grant of stone from the royal quarries nearby in Whittlebury.

St James the Great

There are two distinct reasons for coming here. The rare medieval wooden effigies and the association with the great nonconformist missionary William Carey (1761–1834).

St Mary

A very early church with a Norman tower incorporating a late Saxon door case and, inside, a Norman font.

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