St Mary the Virgin, Astley
Parking at the village hall
Open daylight hours
Situated between the A 49 and A 53 St Mary’s lies at the heart of the village. The blocked doorway with its dog-tooth hood mould is typical Norman in design, with an adjacent row of indentations on the south wall which, tradition says, were made by men sharpening their weapons. The tower was added in 1837. The rood screen, altar and reredos were designed in the late 1930s by Sir Charles Nicholson; the recently refurbished, east window is by David Evans. In 2012 the medieval bell (circa 1270) was refurbished, and a Victorian bell installed for the clock chime. Full details are in the leaflets at the back of the church. Enjoy your visit!
For more information see the 'St Mary's Church' page of the Astley Parish website
Detail of the 'Trouncer' window