Friday, 11 September 2020

Churches (76) : St Mary Magdalene, Lillington

Although like many churches of supposed medieval antiquity the parish church of St Mary Magdalene in Lillington (a suburb of Leamington Spa) is largely a Victorian creation. There are elements of much earlier ages. The South wall of the chancel and the doorway between the Lady Chapel and Sacristy may date from Saxon times with the rest of the chancel dating from the 14th century. The Perpendicular West tower is 15th century, probably built in 1480CE.

The rest of the church dates from rebuilding work between 1848 and 1884 which included demolishing the South aisle and replacing it.