A Hidden Hampshire Church

Church of Our Lady

Church of Our Lady

The Parish Church at Warnford is situated in private parkland the former house of the estate was demolished 1958. The Church of our lady dates back to Saxon origins (much rebuilt in between 1171 & 1213) the west tower is Norman.This site is not well known, Parking is difficult but worth the effort. A short walk along a public footpath crossing the river meon  along an estate road you reach the church. Inside to the left of the alter is a grand monument to Sir Thomas Neale (died1621)  his life sized effigy and those of his two wives sit on top of the monument, Out side the church by the main door is an interesting grave stone to George Lewis showing a skeleton pointing to a fallen branch. It is said to be recording the accidental death of this local carpenter who was killed by a falling branch while cutting wood on the Sabbath.


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Behind the church is the small ruin/remains of St Johns House a 13th century aisled manor house.

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