St Botolph - Burton Hastings with Stretton Baskerville, Warwickshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 30.329 W 001° 23.856
30U E 608758 N 5818469
Quick Description: St Botolph, Burton Hastings with Stretton Baskerville, a little English church located in the middle of a small village a mile or so from Watling Street and five miles or so from the Fosse Way.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/13/2018 2:04:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMZHEJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
St Botolph, Burton Hastings with Stretton Baskerville, a little English church located in the middle of a small village a mile or so from Watling Street and five miles or so from the Fosse Way.

"St Botolph's church was originally a 14th century building, though it is recorded that there was a priest in Burton Hastings in 1086.

It consists of a chancel, nave, south porch and a tower with crenellation and pinnacles.

The chancel and part of the tower are considered fourteenth century. The nave was rebuilt at the beginning of the sixteenth century, followed by the rebuilding of the tower.

In the ground floor to the tower is the vestry. In the vestry are stairs leading to the balcony where the bells are rung.

There are five bells, of which three are ancient; two are dated 1657, one by Brian Eldridge and the other by Henry Bagly. The third is undated. The last two were added in 1937.

In the modern ringers' gallery there is a painted panel depicting the Royal arms.

The bells are usually rung before Evensong. Occasionally, teams of bellringers also visit the church and ring the bells."

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Building Materials: Stone

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