Farnborough, St Botolph's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Holbech family memorials
Perhaps the most interesting memorial is that of Mary Wagstaffe (d. 1666). This is composed of a brass plaque set within a beautifully carved stone border of floral motifs. The plaque is inscribed with a rather florid epitaph, which reads in part:
'Ten children of their mother are now bereft;
And them for pledges she a saint hath left,
With their father till it please God to call,
For those deare pledges, and himself and all...'
The church stands in an elevated position, on an open hillside, looking across to Farnborough Hall, now a National Trust property but still home to the Holbech family.
The church was open when we visited, but the village website page on the church suggests that it is usually locked. Perhaps we just got lucky!
Address: Short Lane off Main Street, Farnborough, Warwickshire, England, OX17 1DZ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On a narrow lane off Main Street leading to a small parking area. The church was open when we visited.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Farnborough Hall - 0.2 miles (Historic House)
Avon Dassett, St John's Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Upton House - 4.5 miles (Historic House)
Brook Cottage Garden - 5.5 miles (Garden)
Chadshunt, All Saints Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church)
British Motor Museum - 5.8 miles (Museum)
Broughton Castle - 7.1 miles (Historic House)
Oxhill, St Lawrence Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Farnborough: