Baxterley Church facts for kids
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|The Church, Baxterley|
|OS grid reference||SP 256 970|
|Location||Wood End, Warwickshire|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Website||Kingsbury And Baxterley Churches|
|Length||10.5 metres (34 ft)|
|Width||7 metres (23 ft)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Birmingham|
|Province||Province of Canterbury|
|Vicar(s)||Revd. Dr. John White|
Baxterley Church is situated at the western side of the Parish towards Wood End and dates from the 12th century.
This small grade II listed parish church is of square plan. The windows in the c. 12th–century chancel are small. The church has been extended in the 13th, 14th and 19th–centuries. The font is 15th–century.
The church dates from Norman Times and was built around 1200 AD with additions built throughout its life. The foundations of the nave Date from the 14th century. The base of the small tower was built around 1540 but the top section is early 17th century. The church was extensively rebuilt c. 1875 by Paull and Bickerdike.
Hugh Latimer, The Bishop of Oxford preached a sermon at Baxterley Church on Christmas Day 1552. his niece, Mary Glover lived in Mancetter, nearby.
A 13th century wooden crozier head was found embedded in the wall in 1958; it is oldest piece of church equipment in Warwickshire.
The Church, surrounded by small farms, is situated around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the village which when the church was built was the nearest settlement however since the construction of Wood End in 1890 which is 1.2 miles (2 km) away it has become the nearest settlement.
It is part of the Deanery of Polesworth, which is part of the Archdeaconry of Aston.
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