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Stanford-on-Avon, St Nicholas

Stanford-on-Avon – St Nicholas.

This particularly fine church was built during the first half of the 14th century and there have been little alterations since then. It gives a very good impression of English gothic architecture just before the advent of The Black Death. Internally it is equally splendid, not only for the architecture but in particular for it’s stained glass windows. The first group were installed whilst the building was going up to be augmented in the 16th century. The latter include designs derived from Holbein’s Whitehall Palace mural of Henry Vlll and his family. Also from this period comes the armorial glass from the Cave family who lives at Stanford Hall. Other notable features are the organ case made in 1630 and originally at Magdalen College Oxford and the fine monuments dating from the 16th to 19th century to members of the Cave family by such sculptors as Maximilian Colt, Westmacott and John Gibson RA.

Please refer to the Glossary for any terms in the text that you are unfamiliar with.

Contact & Opening Times

Stanford Road, Stanford-on-Avon, Northamptonshire, LE17 6DH|
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Opening Times


Church normally open during daylight hours, see below for contact details


The church lies close to a Country House which offers a restaurant and is open to the public. For opening times, please look at the Historic Houses section of our website under Stanford.

Contact Details


Any problems please contact Rev. Canon Chris Oxley – The Rectory, Kilworth Road, Swinford, Lutterworth, LE17 6BQ – 01788 860445

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