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Unique...Hidden gem One does expect to find such a treasure in a Northamptonshire village Great... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
William M
Brigstock, United Kingdom

I have been several times and each time have had a different guide who have all given slightly... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Janet C
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Members of the Montagu Family were buried, and often commemorated by contemporary monuments, in churches in two of the villages on the Boughton Estate. With Saxon origins and Norman remains, St Edmund's Church in the village of Warkton, to the south...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Warkton, Kettering NN16 9XH, England
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Unique...Hidden gem One does expect to find such a treasure in a Northamptonshire village Great staff who are really helpful. I will return

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank William M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I have been several times and each time have had a different guide who have all given slightly different information. All very informative. Ther monuments are exquisite and almosty translucent in places.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Hidden away in many English village churches are pieces of artwork more usually seen in great cathedrals or museums. Here in the depths of the Northamptonshire countryside there is not just one but four. They are monuments to the life and death of four generations...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

In the village church of the picturesque Warkton village are these beautiful monuments to the Montagu family of nearby Boughton house. Dedicated local guide Trish explained the history behind these monuments. These sculptures are a hidden gem of art and history just outside the market...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Eddie C
Reviewed 22 January 2017

When I first saw these they took my breath away. Later when I learned about each one, I became more and more entranced by them. They are extremely beautiful, and unlike some in Westminster Abbey, the restoration has returned them to pristine condition. I could...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank margaretburn
Reviewed 28 November 2016

These wonderful sculptures are inside Warkton church which, unfortunately, is kept locked for most of the time. A notice in the porch does give dates when the church is open but none of these were convenient for me. However, I was able to see most...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 24 August 2016

These are amaazing sculptures, especially if you look at the details - fingers, toes, feathers, the drape of the clothes on the angle just landed - and to think they have been carved out of blocks of marble. It's free and easy to visit in...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank jackie567550
Reviewed 23 August 2016

lovely small village church that houses such a surprise .. the monuments are superb .. a lovely lady called Pamela was very informative and obviously loved them which you could tell from her descriptions .. to my shame I have never visited the church although...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank earthakitten
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I have been dragged around castle, stately homes, museums and these are the best sculptures I have seen in this country and I drive past them twice a day and never knew they existed. These have to be seen. Check opening times and there is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank DMM22101963
Reviewed 16 March 2016

for those intrested in church and monuments this a first chass visitand willnot take you over a hour to visit

Date of experience: October 2015
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