Friday, 28 August 2020

Churches (74) : St Mary and St Bartholomew, Hampton-in-Arden

The parish church of Hampton-in-Arden has Norman origins. The chancel dates from the mid-12th century. The nave and a South aisle built at around the same time or a bit later that century, only part of the aisle remains. A North aisle was rebuilt in the 14th century so may have originally been built as the South one.

The South aisle was rebuilt in the 15th century, the West tower was also built in that century. The tower originally had a tall spire but it was destroyed during a storm on St Andrew's Day 1643. The church was restored in 1879.