Dunchurch – St. Peter.

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The parish church of St. Peter’s Dunchurch, Warwickshire, was extensively restored in 1908. It was rebuilt in the 14th century from an earlier church and the tower was added in the 15th century. Very little remains of the earlier church except for the 13th century south wall of the chancel, piscina, and the base of the arcade pillars.

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The East window is by Herbert Bryans a former student Charles Eamer Kempe. The church contains a number of memorial windows to those that fought in the 1914-1918 war. In particular is a window and plaque dedicated to Frank Robert Harbord, vicar of this parish who was killed at Ypres France on August 8th 1917.

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Other memorials to those that fougt in the 1914-1918 war are to the boys and masters at Dunchurch Hall preparatory school, and to Harold John Houldsworthy 1919.

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