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8 - 11 September

Heritage Open Days 2011 Celebrating Warwick District’s Heritage

About Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days 2011 will be 8 -11 September Heritage Open Days are organised by Warwick District Council. This year we have 47 venues for you to see, spanning eight centuries. The Heritage Open Days are organised as part of the National Heritage Open Days and is sponsored by English Heritage. The aim of the event is to make available buildings and gardens not normally open to the public, either free of charge or where the admission charge is used for charitable purposes.

The opening times and a brief description are set out throughout this publication. Other buildings will be open in the surrounding districts and further information can be obtained about these from the national website


“Heritage Open Days is about people and places; it celebrates community and reflects the importance of the built environment in our lives and to our quality of life. It is organised by local people who dedicate their spare time to opening properties and staging activities, and it is their knowledge and enthusiasm that makes Heritage Open Days happen.�


Thank you Warwick District Council extends its thanks to all the venues that have joined in the scheme this year and to all the volunteers who will be available to offer helpful information. Thanks are also extended to all who have organised guided walks for the Heritage Open Days Weekend. The Heritage Open Days have been co-ordinated by the Conservation Section of Development Services, Warwick District Council. For more information contact (01926) 412 717 (please note this number takes you through to our customer contact centre and is not available at weekends).

Other properties open in the area on a regular basis where admission charges apply: Warwick Castle. Tel 0870 442 2000 Stoneleigh Abbey (near Kenilworth) Tel 01926 491 422 Lord Leycester Hospital and Garden Tel 01926 852 078 The Mill Garden, Mill Street, Warwick (Open daily)

A Heritage Open Day Exhibition will be held at the Royal Priors Shopping Centre on Friday 2 September 12noon - 4pm & Saturday 3 September 10am - 4pm The Heritage Open Days will be promoted along with a range of other Heritage organisations.

Museums open on a regular basis: Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa Market Hall, Warwick St John’s House, Warwick


Contents Leamington Spa Venues 1 Blue Plaques Walk 2 The Royal Naval Association 3 All Saints Church 4 St. Mary’s Church 5 The Mission 6 Leamington Tennis Court Club 7 St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church 8 St. Mark’s Church 9 Historic Ironwork Walk 10 Holy Trinity Church 11 Leamington Spa Railway Station 12 The Hindu Temple 13 Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum 14 Jephson Gardens 15 Leamington Spa Town Hall 16 18 Lillington Road 17 Lillington Local History Society 18 Gurdwara Sahib 19 Leamington Spa Polish Catholic Centre 20 Leamington Historic Buildings Walk


Warwick Venues Pg 09 09 09 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15

21 Hill Close Gardens 22 Warwick Unitarian Chapel 23 Saltisford Canal Centre 24 Warwickshire County Records Office 25 St. Mary’s Church 26 Guys Cliffe House 27 The Judges House and Historic Warwick Courts 28 St. Nicholas Church 29 The Quaker Meeting House 30 Alderson House, Masonic Rooms

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Kenilworth Venues 31 Kenilworth Abbey Museum 32 Guided Walk, Kenilworth Abbey 33 St. Nicholas Church 34 St. Francis of Assissi Roman Catholic Church 35 St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church 36 History of Kenilworth Display 37 Abbey Hill United Reform Church

Rural Venues Pg 22 22 22 23 23 23 24

38 Packwood House 39 All Saints Church, Sherbourne 40 Baddesley Clinton House 41 St. Margaret’s Church, Hunningham 42 St. Peter’s Church, Barford 43 St. John the Baptist Church, Wasperton 44 St. John the Baptist Church, Baginton 45 St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Wappenbury 46 St. Chad’s Church, Church Hill, Bishops Tachbrook 47 Bagot’s Castle, Church Road, Baginton

Pg 26 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 28 29



Visit the Heritage Day Exhibition Friday 2 September 12noon - 4pm Saturday 3 September 10am - 4pm Royal Priors Shopping Centre (Upper Mall)

WIN a ticket Warwic to Castle k WIN a family rail ticket

Simply enter our FREE prize draw for your chance to WIN a ticket to Warwick Castle and a family rail ticket. Leamington Spa Venues

Royal Leamington Spa Leamington Spa boasts delightful regency architecture, an exciting range of shopping and beautiful parks and gardens. Enjoy a relaxing Riverside Walk along the River Leam to the Pump Room Gardens and our Award-winning Jephson Gardens. With beautiful floral displays, fountains and a collection of trees from around the world. Town Hall, Royal Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa Venues


1. Blue Plaques Walk

2. The Royal Naval Association

Walk around Royal Leamington Spa Friday 9 September 2.30pm NEW Fascinating guided walk around Leamington Spa’s collection of Blue Plaques erected to celebrate its distinguished residents. From Napolean III to Sayer (designer of the E-Type Jaguar). Meet at Leamington Spa Town Hall which is in the lower Parade (by Queen Victoria statue). Local buses stop near the Town Hall.


Leamington Spa Venues

3. All Saints Church

Riverside, Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa Saturday 10 September 10am and 1pm Sunday 11 September 10am and 3pm Guided tours of the Royal Naval Association headquarters

Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa For opening times please contact or telephone 01926 29169

Originally a drill hall transformed to a comfortable riverside club with the largest ballroom in Leamington Spa. The Association offers the largest display of naval memorabilia in the area, dating back to the Second World War, together with a detailed history of the Royal Naval Association in Leamington Spa.

Large French style Gothic parish church built between 1843-1902, with fragments of the medieval church, largely rebuilt to accommodate the growth of the spa town. Architects J G Jackson, with the vicar Dr John Craig, T C Barry and Sir Arthur Blomfield. Stained glass by Chance of Birmingham. Flower Festival over the weekend.

Riverside is adjacent to Adelaide Bridge, next to a public car park.

In Victoria Terrace adjacent to Bath Street.

4. St. Mary’s Church

5. The Mission

St Mary’s Road, Leamington Spa Thursday 8 September 9am - 5pm Friday 9 September 9am - 5pm Saturday 10 September 9am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 1pm - 5pm

George Street, Leamington Spa Saturday 10 September 10am - 4pm

Designed in 1838/39 by J G Jackson with almost entirely stucco finish, including the tower. Fascinating interior has a gallery and contemporary painted panels by international artist Mo Enright, either side of the altar.

Built in 1828 by John Russell and Mitchell as a Roman Catholic Church (until 1864). Attended by Napoleon III during his stay in Leamington Spa. Greek revival building with interior carefully restored for use as Seventh Day Adventist Church. Tour Guides available.

6. Leamington Tennis Court Bedford Street, Leamington Spa Thursday 8 September 11am Friday 9 September 11am Pre Book Venue

Modern church hall is adjacent.

Guided tours of Leamington Spa’s real tennis court. Built in 1846/7 by Jackson of Leamington Spa. Active real tennis club in a fine 19th Century building. Pre-booking essential on 01926 412717, max 20 per group.

George Street is off Radford Road/High Street. St Mary’s Road is off Radford Road.

Bedford Street in central Leamington to the west side of the Parade.

Leamington Spa Venues


7. St Peter’s RC Church

8. St Mark’s Church

9. Historic Ironwork Walk

Dormer Place, Leamington Spa Friday 9 September 10am - 5pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 5pm (Sunday services)

Rugby Road, Leamington Spa Thursday 8 September 10am - 5pm Friday 9 September 10am - 5pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 2pm - 5pm Tower visits on Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm

Leamington Spa Thursday 8 September Walking Tour 1pm

A fine example of a large mid-19th Century Roman Catholic Church. Originally built in 1862 -1864 by Henry Clutton of London and restored and embellished after a fire in1884. Includes work by Hardman and Co, Minton and Pugin. Gothic revival with tall square Venetian style west tower, and fine interior. Attached Presbytery (not open). (See also the George Street Mission which was the former RC church in Leamington Spa). Dormer Place, adjacent to the Pump Room Gardens.

Visitors welcome on Thur 8 and Fri 9 via the church office. More details on our website only remaining George Gilbert Scott II church. Much stained glass, including by Kemp and 3 manual William Hill organ. Free leaflets and refreshments. Disabled toilet facilities. North side of Rugby Road at junction with St Mark’s Road.

An interesting walk looking specifically at Leamington’s decorative ironwork from the years of the 19th Century.


Leamington Spa Venues

Meeting point outside Leamington Library (next to Royal Pump Rooms), Lower Parade, Leamington Spa at 12.45pm. Walk lasts for approximately one hour.

On G1 bus route Warwick to Leamington every 10 minutes.

10. Holy Trinity Church

11. Leamington Spa Railway

12. Hindu Temple

Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa Friday 9 September 9am - 4pm Saturday 10 September 9am - 4pm

Old Warwick Road, Leamington Spa Saturday 11 September 10.30am and 2pm Sunday 12 September 10.30am and 2pm

Crown Court, off High Street, Leamington Spa Saturday 10 September 1pm - 5pm

Gothic Revival church, begun in 1843, with various additions and alterations until 1914. Originally designed by Mitchell and extended by Cundall, both of Leamington Spa. Fine stained glass, historic Willis organ.

Guided Tours of Grade II Listed Great Western Art Deco Railway Station opened in 1939. Art Deco refreshment room and recently restored award winning station garden maintained by Friends of Leamington Station.

An opportunity to visit Leamington’s Hindu Temple and experience a rich cultural heritage. Guided Tours Available.

Guides available.

Old Warwick Road is situated in South Leamington.

The temple is situated close to the junction of Bath Street and High Street in Crown Court.

North side of Beauchamp Avenue, off Kenilworth Road.

Leamington Spa Venues


13. Royal Pump Rooms

14. Jephson Gardens

15. Leamington Spa Town Hall

Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum, The Parade, Leamington Spa Friday 19 September 1pm

Leamington Local History Group Exhibition, South Lodge, Lower Parade, Leamington Spa Friday 9 September 10am - 3pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 3pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 3pm

Leamington Spa Friday 9 September 10am - 4pm

Early and late nineteenth century pump rooms now housing the art gallery and museum together with the library. Take a guided tour of the Royal Pump Rooms. Find out about the building’s vibrant history and discover what goes on behind the scenes. No need to book.

Exhibition at 19th Century Garden Lodge depicting the history of the Jephson Gardens and a special exhibition researched by the Leamington History Group.

Guided Tours of Town Hall. Not necessary to book. Guided Tours of Leamington Town Hall including the Mayors Parlour and Council Chamber. Fascinating building in the ‘grand style’ by John Cundall with impressive staircase, Council Chamber and Assembly Rooms.

The Parade, opposite the Royal Pump Rooms.

The Parade, opposite Jephson Gardens. At south end of Parade in central Leamington.


Leamington Spa Venues

16. 18 Lillington Road

17. Lillington History Society

18. Gurdwara Sahib

Leamington Spa Thursday 8 September 2pm, 3pm, 6pm and 7pm Friday 9 September 2pm, 3pm, 6pm and 7pm NEW Pre Book Venue

Lillington Local History Society Historic Walk Leamington Thursday 8 September 7.30pm Sunday 11 September 2.30pm

Tachbrook Park Drive, Leamington Thursday 8 September 11am and 2.30pm Friday 9 September 11am and 2.30pm Saturday 10 September 11am and 2.30pm Sunday 11 September 3pm

An opportunity to view the application of eco technology on a residential property and see an eco centred approach at the micro level. This year the emphasis is on solar thermal hot water systems. Booking essential. Guided Tours, numbers limited to 8 people per visit. Please telephone 01926 412717

Meet outside The Chain, Crown Way, Lillington. Walk is no more than half a mile long. Interesting guided walk around the older parts of Lillington, including St Mary’s Magdalene Parish Church, showing that Lillington is more than a collection of post-war houses, but has an interesting history, too. Organised by the Lillington Local History Society.

An opportunity to have a guided tour of the Gurdwara Sahib; Leamington and Warwick’s striking new Sikh Temple and to learn more about aspects of Sikh Culture. It is a striking new Temple in a traditional style. Telephone 01926 412717. Booking is required. Please note - No drugs, alcohol and tobacco are allowed on the site or people under the influence of.

The A445 leads into Lillington Road which is to the north east of Leamington Town Centre.

Crown Way is off the B4453 approaching Leamington Spa.

The Gurdwara Sahib is close to the Shires Retail Park south of the A425. Leamington Spa Venues


19. Polish Catholic Centre

20. Historic Buildings Walk

54 High Street, Leamington Spa Friday 9 September 11am - 2pm Sunday 11 September 12noon - 3pm

Leamington Spa Sunday 11 September 2pm

Leamington Spa’s first town hall built in 1830/31 in a striking Classical style, used as the Police Station and now the Polish Centre. The former council chamber now houses the Polish Catholic Parish Church. Limited street parking and public car park in Court Street.

Tour the heart of Leamington Spa and its fascinating buildings, organised by the Leamington Society. Meet at 2pm outside Leamington Spa Pump Rooms.

No accessibility for wheelchairs (steps and staircase) Visitors should ring front door bell. High Street, Old Town, Leamington Spa.


Leamington Spa Venues

The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa

Warwick Town Centre Warwick town centre is unique with quality independent shops and fine restaurants nestled between historic buildings, world-class attractions and beautiful parks and gardens. With both medieval and Georgian buildings there is a rich mixture of fascinating venues to explore.

Warwick Castle, Warwick

For your chance to win a ticket see page 7

Warwick Venues


21. Hill Close Gardens

22. Warwick Unitarian Chapel

23. Saltisford Canal Centre

Friar Street, Warwick Friday 9 September 2pm - 5pm Saturday 10 September 11am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 2pm - 5pm

High Street, Warwick Friday 9 September 10.30am - 4pm Saturday 10 September 10.30am - 4pm Sunday 11 September 10.30am - 3.30pm

Saltisford, Warwick Thursday 8 September 9am - 5pm Friday 9 September 9am - 5pm Saturday 10 September 9am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 9am - 5pm

A rare group of recently restored Victorian detached gardens with summer houses. With visitor centre and Victorian Greenhouse. Saturday - Short talks on their history. Sunday - Performance by the wayfarers Folk Dance Group. Plant and gift sales, light refreshments, and children’s trail. Donations welcome. Gardens open free of charge for HOD’s Guided walks £2.

Built in 1780 in simple Gothic style. Interesting interior with display relating to development of the Chapel and the most famous Minister, William Field who founded the first Sunday School in Warwick and wrote a guide to Warwick in 1816.

Saltisford Canal Trust has restored the Warwick arm of the Grand Union Canal, together with canalside buildings and fascinating visitor facilities. A series of fun activities, canal related stalls and craft demonstrations in a specially erected marquee. Come and meet the Alpaca!

Follow signs for Warwick Race Course (Friar Street, Hampton Street).

In High Street, Warwick.


Warwick Venues

Teas, coffees and homemade cakes available free of charge to visitors.

Located on Birmingham Road which is the main road north out of Warwick.

24. Warwick Records Office Warwickshire County Records Office,Warwick Saturday 10 September 2pm and 3pm (Free Tours) Behind the Scenes Tours NEW Pre Book Venue Purpose built County Records Office recently refurbished, occupying the site of Warwick Priory (removed to America in the 1920s). ‘Medicine Through Time’. Learn about the work of the Records Office and visit our strong rooms. View some original documents to do with medicine and health and see how we treated illnesses in the past. Call 01926 738959 to book. Tours last 45 minutes. The County Records Office is located in Priory Park off Cape Road.

25. St Mary’s Church

26. Guys Cliffe House

Warwick Thursday 8 September 10am - 6pm Friday 9 September 10am - 6pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 6pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 6pm (except when there is a service)

Coventry Road, Warwick Saturday 10 September 10am - 4pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 4pm

The church was rebuilt by Sir William Wilson 1694-1704 after the destruction of the medieval church in the fire of Warwick of 1694. This curious building has much Gothic spirit. There is a Norman crypt and a fire monument in the Beauchamp Chapel.

Stunning ruin of 18th and 19th Century country house on the banks of the River Avon, is rarely open to the public. Ancient site has a cave associated with Guy of Warwick and a medieval chapel founded as an oratory by St Dubritius. Now owned by the Freemasons. Ruins not accessible. Limited parking in grounds.

In Church Street off High Street/Jury Street in central Warwick.

Donations welcome. Guides available Coventry Road, approximately 2m north of Warwick.

Warwick Venues


27. Judges House

28. St Nicholas Church

Judges House and Historic Warwick Courts, Northgate Street, Warwick Friday 9 September 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

29. Quaker Meeting House

St Nicholas Church Street, Warwick Saturday 10 September 10am - 4pm Sunday 11 September 12noon - 4pm (Sunday Services).

High Street, Warwick Saturday 10 September 10am - 1pm Sunday 11 September 1pm - 4pm

West Tower built in 1748 by J Collins. Main church rebuilt by Thomas Johnson of Warwick in Gothic Style. Chancel added in 1869/70 in decorated style of John Gibson.

A chance to see and explore a character property that is not always easy to visit. Rebuilt in 1695 after the fire of Warwick in 1694 and extended in mid 18th Century. There will be a small display about Quakers and the history of this Meeting House with members available to answer questions. Cafe open Saturday morning only. Tea and coffee served on Sunday afternoon. The attractive garden will also be open. Opposite the Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street in Central Warwick.

Pre Book Venue Explore these fascinating buildings and see areas of the Crown Court no longer in use and the Judges House. Meet outside the front of the Judges House, Northgate Street, Warwick. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. To book please contact Heritage Education on 01926 412069. Northgate Street is north of St Mary’s Church. 19

Warwick Venues

Refreshments and guides available. At junction with Banbury Road in central Warwick.

30. Alderson House 23 High Street, Warwick Saturday 10 September 10am - 2pm

An opportunity to view a beautiful, 18th Century, listed Georgian Building in the centre of Warwick, with a fine staircase. Now used as Masonic Rooms. High Street runs east west through central Warwick.

Saltisford Canal Centre, Warwick

Warwick Venues


Kenilworth Kenilworth is a small market town in Warwickshire. Within striking distance of Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington and Warwick, but retaining its small town charm. Kenilworth has plenty to offer residents and visitors alike. Kenilworth is perhaps best known for its castle, but has many other delightful places to visit. Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth (entrance charges apply)


Kenilworth Venues

31. Kenilworth Abbey Museum

32. Guided Walk

Abbey Fields, Kenilworth Sunday 11 September 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Guided Walk around Kenilworth Abbey, Kenilworth Saturday 10 September 3pm

The museum and Abbey Interpretation Exhibition are in the medieval building known as the ‘Barn’, beside the children’s play area in the very heart of the Abbey Fields. Exhibition about Kenilworth Abbey (ground floor). Exhibition of Local History (First Floor) Children’s activity sheet available. Donations welcome.

Guided walk round part of the Abbey ruins and up the High Street which takes approximately 50 minutes. Meet at the Abbey Barn museum situated above the swimming baths.

Within Abbey Fields adjacent to St Nicholas churchyard.

The Abbey Barn Museum is within Abbey Fields adjacent to St Nicholas church yard.

33. St Nicholas Church Bridge Street/Abbey Fields, Kenilworth Thursday 8 September 9am - 5pm Friday 9 September 9am - 5pm Saturday 10 September 9am - 5pm (Closed 12.30pm - 2pm) Sunday 11 September 11am - 5pm (Family service 10am) Fine 14th Century west tower and spire. Decorated arches and perpendicular clerestory, restored in 1864. Relocated ornate Norman west door. Coffee available Friday (10.15am-11.30am) and Tea and homemade cakes available Sunday (2.30pm-5pm). Off Bridge Street, Kenilworth. Kenilworth Venues


34. St Francis of Assissi Church

35. St Augustine’s Church

36. History of Kenilworth Display

Warwick Road, Kenilworth Sunday 11 September 12.30pm - 4pm

Fieldgate Lane, Kenilworth Sunday 11 September 10am - 4pm

Town and Country Furniture, Abbey End Thursday 8 September - Sunday 11 September

St Francis is a large late 20th Century Roman Catholic Church, in a distinctive Romanesque style in a town centre location.

St Augustine’s is a small Roman Catholic Church designed by A.W Pugin in 1840. Decorated style built of red brick with stone dressings. Peaceful location.

Another opportunity to view photographs which illustrate the history of Kenilworth and the changes that have taken place. Arranged by the Kenilworth Society. These pictures will be on display during the Heritage Open Days in the window of Town and Country Furniture, Abbey End.

Warwick Road is the main A452 North South road in Central Kenilworth.

Beehive Hill is located between Fieldgate Lane and Clinton Lane on the North Side of Kenilworth.

Abbey End is the central shopping area opposite Kenilworth Clock Tower.


Kenilworth Venues

37. Abbey Hill Reform Church Abbey Hill, Kenilworth Saturday 10 September 2pm - 4pm

The Abbey Hill United Reform Church is a fascinating collection of early and later 19th Century church buildings which have been tastefully adapted to modern day worship. History leaflet available and guides to show visitors around. Abbey Hill is on the south side of Abbey Fields in Kenilworth. Abbey Ruins, Kenilworth

Kenilworth Venues


Rural There are a range of fascinating villages to explore in the rural area of central Warwickshire. Local National Trust properties will be open as part of the Heritage Open Days, together with village churchs and the remains of Bagots Castle.

St Chads Church, Bishops Tachbrook


Rural Venues

38. Packwood House

39. All Saints Church

40. Baddesley Clinton House

Packwood House, Packwood (National Trust) Free Entry Saturday 10 September 11am - 5pm Last entry 4.30pm

Sherbourne Thursday 8 September 10am - 4pm Friday 9 September 10am - 4pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 4pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 4pm

Baddesley Clinton (National Trust) Free Entry Saturday 10 September 11am - 5pm Last entry 4.30pm

Tudor Manor House with fascinating Civil War history. Lavish early 20th Century interiors with fine stained glass and tapestries. Walled flower garden and 17th Century Yew hedge representing the Sermon on the Mount.

Built by Miss Louisa Ann Ryland 1862/4 and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell and tabletomb by A.W.N. Pugin. Flower festival on Saturday and Sunday with admission fee towards church development fund. Light refreshments in Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Coral Even song 6pm on Sunday led by The Bishop of Coventry.

15th Century House surrounded by a moat set in beautiful gardens. Restored Elizabethan Interiors with Jesuit priest holes and 19th Century Catholic Chapel.

Signposted in Packwood Lane Lapworth, Warwickshire.

Signposted in Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire. Open at other times when charges apply.

Village off A429 to the South West of Warwick.

Rural Venues


41. St Margaret’s Church

42. St Peter’s Church

43. St John The Baptist Church

Hunningham Thursday 8 September 9am - dusk Friday 9 September 9am - dusk Saturday 10 September 9am - dusk Sunday 11 September 9am - dusk

Barford Friday 9 September 10am - 4pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 12noon Sunday 11 September 10.30am - 4pm (Sunday Services)

Wasperton Saturday 10 September 10am - 4pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 4pm

Fascinating 13th Century Sandstone Church with 19th Century additions. Wooden Porch and small wooden Bellcote, with massive buttress on west wall. Peaceful location within the hamlet of Hunningham.

A church on this site was recorded in Domesday. The perpendicular stone tower, dating from the 14th Century, is pockmarked with shot from the civil war period. The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1844. There are several fine memorials and a rare churching pew. Joseph Arch, MP and founder of the Agricultural Workers Union is buried in the churchyard. Exhibition. Refreshments avalialble.

Church of St John the Baptist, Wasperton. Peaceful location. Small church remodelled by G G Scott in 1847 incorporating earlier building of 1736, pulpit of 16th Century, and 18th Century wrought iron communion rail. Timber porch and bellcote in spirelet. Two windows by Pugin. Guides available.

Situated in School Lane, Hunningham.

Barford is on the Stow Road south of Warwick.


Rural Venues

Wasperton is located off the Stow Road to the west of Warwick.

44. St John the Baptist Church

45. St Ann’s RC Church

46. St Chad’s Church

Church Lane, Baginton Saturday 10 September 10am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 2pm - 5pm

Wappenbury Village, Wappenbury Thursday 8 September 9am - 5pm Friday 9 September 9am - 5pm Saturday 10 September 9am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 9am - 5pm

Church Hill, Bishops Tachbrook Friday 9 September 10am - 4pm Saturday 10 September 10am - 4pm Sunday 11 September 11.30am - 4pm (Services at 10am all welcome)

Fascinating 13th Century sandstone Church with central spirelet. Interior has very fine 15th Century brass to Sir William Bagot and his wife Margaret together with 17th and 18th Century mural tablets and 18th Century paneling. Guides in the church.

Small 19th Century Roman Catholic Church, set in attractive rural location. Built in 1849 with attached presbytery (not open). Fine examples of Stations of the Cross inside the Church.

The church dates from 12th to 15th Century and stands overlooking timber framed houses in the village. All the stained glass windows have local historical interest, including work by Kingsley, William Morris and Phillip Webb. The church also has remains of medieval wall paintings. Guide available and light refreshments.

Refreshments at the adjacent Lucy Price room. Parking available. Baginton village is to the south of Coventry. Baginton Castle close by.

Wappenbury is located off B4453 to the east of Leamington Spa.

On Mallory Road off A425, south of Leamington Spa.

Rural Venues


47. Bagot’s Castle Church Road, Baginton Saturday 10 September 10am - 5pm Sunday 11 September 10am - 5pm

Remains of Bagot’s Castle and Earthworks. A medieval fortified house, home of Sir William Bagot (see St John the Baptist Church, Baginton). Guides and displays of the site will be available. Refreshments. Also open St John Baptist Church Baginton. Bagots Castle entrance is at one end of Church Lane Baginton. Baddesley Clinton House, (National Trust)


Rural Venues

Copies of guidance leaflets on a wide range of subjects relating to the historic environment are available on our website or from :Conservation & Design Team, Development Services, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, PO Box 2178, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5QH. Telephone: 01926 412 717 E-mail: Visit our website: For The Future If you have any ideas for future Heritage Open Day venues please contact Alan Mayes: 01926 412 717

Guardians Of Our Heritage Warwick District Council provide guidelines on all issues relating to Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas locally. Processes Listed Building and Conservation Area applications and offers selective grant aid to support the restoration of our historic environment.

English Heritage maintains and promotes numerous historic properties throughout the country which are open to the public. Acts as the national watchdog on all issues of heritage nationally, particularly where listed buildings and conservation areas are concerned.


For more information

Telephone: 01926 412 717 E-mail: Visit our website:

Where possible, information can be made available in other formats, including large print, CD and other languages if required. Tel. 01926 456 108.

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