Friday, 1 October 2021

Churches (119) : St Mary the Virgin, Lapworth

The parish church of St Mary the Virgin in Lapworth, Warwickshire dates from the 12th century though much of the surviving church is from later centuries. The nave is 12th century with a North aisle and chancel from the 13th, a North chantry chapel also dates from the 13th century though was rebuilt in the 15th. The church has a 14th century tower and also from that century a nave clerestory.

The tower is probably the most interesting feature of the church. The steeple is connected to the North aisle by a passage and has a projecting stairway. The church is built from random coursed stone.