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From: Betty Williamson <>
Subject: Re: [WAR] St Edith(a) ? in Monks Kirby
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:25:22 +0100
>From Victoria County History, readily available online through Google Scholar:
The parish church of ST. EDITH stands on the summit of a small mound, on the south side of a large churchyard planted with avenues of yew trees. It consists of a chancel, nave, north and south aisles and chapels, south porch with a parvise, vestry, and a tower built into the south-west corner of the church. It was rebuilt in the latter part of the 14th century and again towards the end of the 15th century, when the present arcades were built, the upper part of the tower rebuilt, and most of the windows replaced. The priory buildings were on the north side of the chancel; part of them were embodied in the church during the 15th-century reconstruction to form the chapel. Apart from the blocked openings, a door jamb, offsets for an upper floor against the chapel, and the line of a steep roof on the north wall of the chancel, nothing remains of the priory buildings. About the end of the 16th century the church was re-roofed; it was re-leaded in 1709, according to a cast lead inscription removed from the roof in the 19th century, now fixed to the east wall of the parvise. The general arrangement of the church is somewhat unusual, the nave, until recent times, extended into the chancel without a chancel arch or other line of demarcation except, no doubt, a screen. Although the church is lofty there is no clearstory, but the windows are placed at an unusual height above the floor. The tower is tall and exceptionally large. When the upper part was rebuilt in the 15th century it included a tall octagonal spire; this was blown down on Christmas night 1722. (fn. 39)
From: 'Parishes: Monks Kirby', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (1951), pp. 173-181. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57122 Date accessed: 17 February 2009.
> Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:16:53 +0100
> Subject: [WAR] St Edith(a) ? in Monks Kirby
> Hi All,
> A quick project for anyone in the vicinity of Monks Kirby please........
> Can you verify the name of the church, perhaps get hold of a mini history of
> it, as there seems to be some confusion with the name - some are reporting
> St Edith and others St Editha.
> I'd like PPP to be right !!! At the moment, I have called it St Edith's
> church, lets hope I am correct
> Happy Hunting
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