Visitors are often surprised to discover an unusually life like monument in the church to Sir Adrian Scrope who lived in nearby South Cockerington Hall in the 16th century.
The only church in the country dedicated to St Adelwold, it is sited on the foundations of a Saxon church. A solid and sturdy 13th century tower stands proud, inviting all to enter and learn more about these two unusual buildings.
The church sits alongside its neighbour church of St Mary’s, which formerly served North Cockerington and is now in the care of The Churches Conservations Trust. Both buildings stand in the former grounds of a 12th century Gilbertine priory.