Friday, 25 September 2020

Churches (78) : St Andrew, Rugby

There has been a church on this site in the Warwickshire town of Rugby since 1140CE. The oldest remaining parts of the current church date from the 14th century (or earlier) including the unusual West tower which looks like it should be part of a castle! The nave and chancel are of a similar vintage.

The rest of the church dates from a complete rebuilding by William Butterfield in 1877. A new East tower, with spire, was added in 1895. Unusually both towers have peals of bells.