Hampton Lucy, St Peter ad Vincula Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: A Victorian Gothic Revival tour-de-force
Though much of what we see today is Victorian, there are several interesting older features worth mentioning. At the west end of the church is a 14th century lead seal depicting Pope Innocent VI (1295 – 1362). The seal was discovered buried in a churchyard grave in 1934. Where did it come from? One theory is that the seal was originally attached to a 1356 charter authorising the rector of Hampton Lucy, Simon de Gaynesburgh, to exchange livings with Thomas Mershton.
St Peter's is within sight of Charlecote Park (National Trust), the Lucy's family seat. It is well worth combining a trip to Charlecote with a short jaunt to Hampton Lucy. The church is open most days, and is well worth exploring, especially if you enjoy Victorian Revival architecture at its finest.
About Hampton Lucy
Address: Church Street, Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: M40 junction 15, to the A429 to Charlecote, then follow signs for Hampton Lucy. Located on the south-east side of the village high street. For satnavs use the postcode CV35 8BD. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Charlecote Park - 0.6 miles (Historic House)
Tudor World - 3.6 miles (Museum)
Shakespeare's Birthplace - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
New Place - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
Nash's House - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall - 3.8 miles (Historic Building)
Hall's Croft - 3.8 miles (Historic Building)
Stratford upon Avon, Holy Trinity Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
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