The Church has been on this site since the 13th Century but the only original part is the base of the tower, the upper part of the tower is 18th century. Most of the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1844.

The interior contains a number of 16th-18th century monuments, dedicated to the Shuckburgh family.

The church itself stands on a small rise in the deer park of Shuckburgh Hall which is a few 100 metres away.

The tower contains 4 bells from the mid 17th century, three of which were made by Henry Bagley.

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The local church history quotes from “The Kings of England, Warwickshire Book’ by Arthur Mees’s which says these stones came from Cardinal Wolsey’s Palace in Esher, but they look far too modern to me. Another souce says that they are 18th century.
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