walwyn Sat, 05/30/2009 - 23:02

wormleighton 12102008-29Built from Hornton stone in C13, parts of St Peter's parish church are early 12th century, with the squat tower being added in the later part of the century, the church was valued at £10 in 1291. The village and estate was owned by the Spencer family.

Wormleighton was the former manor house for the Spencer's. They were owners in 1469 and bought the lordship of Wormleighton from the Copes in 1507. Of interest is the Perpendicular style rood screen which Pevsner says is the finest in the County.