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St Mary the Virgin Astley Church

Heritage Open Day: Astley Church is an active place of worship and a Grade One listed building. It holds many historic treasures such as post-reformation wall paintings, medieval misericords and alabaster figures of The Grey family and it is an amazing historic gem. Astley Church was built in 1343 by Sir Thomas Astley and he called it “my fair and beautiful Collegiate church”. The church was built in the form of a cross, with a central tower which had a lead covered spire. After dark a light was always shown from the spire and was known as “The Lantern of Arden”. This light was to guide travellers through the thick forest which surrounded the area in those days. It was a magnificent building. The nave extended about ninety feet (as far as the present main gate) to the West of the Tower.
Sat 11 Sep:1000 - 1600. Sun 12 Sep:1000 - 1400. Free Entry.
1 Post Office Row, Castle Drive, Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 7QS
Sat 11 Sep 2021 and Sun 12 Sep 2021
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