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One of the most important examples of Anglo Saxon in Britain and certainly the largest, dating from the late 8th to early 9th century.

Brixworth, Northamptonshire

Opening times

Open 9.30am to 6pm daily.


Church Street

The church dates from the late 8th to early 9th century. Much remains of this highly unusual church. 

It is a basilica with a semi circular apse, originally with an outer half sunk ambulatory. The nave was originally surrounded by a series of porticus, separate side chambers. 

The exterior reveals impressive use of Roman building materials; slim bricks, stone and larger pieces of masonry apparently derived from Roman buildings in Leicester and Towcester. The tower is especially impressive with an austere almost round staircase tower attached. 

The interior has white painted walls which emphasise the scale of the Saxon stone arches

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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