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St Edmund

St Edmund's church, in the beautiful village of Warkton, is an ancient and attractive building that has stood at the centre of a community for centuries.

Warkton, Northamptonshire

Opening times

Open 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the following days:
Monday to Saturday in August.
Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 September.
Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 September.


Pipe Lane
NN16 9XH

It is particularly notable for hosting some of the most exquisite monuments in Britain.

With Saxon origins and Norman remains, the church is distinguished by its chancel, which contains an exceptional grouping of four world class monuments, to the last three generations of the Montagu family of nearby Boughton House. It was designed and built, in 1754, by Louis Francois Roubiliac, the greatest sculptor active in England in the 18th century, to house his individual monuments to John, Duke of Montagu and his wife, Duchess Mary.

The chancel had two other empty niches, which were subsequently filled by monuments to John and Mary’s daughter and granddaughter. In 2014 – 2015 the Montagu Monuments conservation project undertook major works to all four of the principal monuments to secure and protect them from damage caused by time and environmental issues, including pollution and high humidity levels.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • 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

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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