St Mary church, Great Barrington
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A Norman church with many Tudor features, located beside the manor house in the quiet Cotswold village of Great Barrington.
JANE AND EDWARD BRAY
The Bray family held the manor of Barrington Park before it was purchased by Charles, Lord Talbot, in 1737. The Talbot family is well represented by a series of wall memorials in the chancel. The best of these is to Mary, Countess Talbot (d.1787), by the sculptor Nollekins, and features a marble female figure holding a medallion with a likeness of the Countess.
COUNTESS TALBOT MEMORIAL
THE BRAY EFFIGY
Easy parking along the road almost anywhere in Great Barrington village. I've visited several times and I keeep seeing something new and interesting - and the location is superb, in a lovely Cotswold village next to the manor house, and a short walk from the River Windrush. St Mary's is a very enjoyable church with some interesting monuments and a lovely Norman arch.
- Norman chancel arch
- Jacobean effigy of Captain Edmond Bray
- Talbot family tombs
- 14th century canopied image niche
About Great Barrington
Address: Great Barrington, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On a short footpath from the minor road through the village. The tower is easily visible, so its hard to miss. The church stands beside the manor house, Barrington Park.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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