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Aubourn Church History

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and was rebuilt in 1862 at a different site than the earlier church occupied (see below). The original church was built circa 1200.
  • The second chapel was built on the grounds of Aubourn Hall in 1862. The cost of construction was paid by Henry NEVILE, Esq. This chapel still stands.
  • The church with the short, blunt steeple is the one built close to the Manor Hall (see picture, below).
  • The church was partially taken down, but the chancel was used as a mortuary for some 50 years.
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church and the mortuary chapel on the Wendy PARKINSON web site.
  • Ian PATERSON has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.
  • Here is a photograph of St. Peter's Church supplied by Jan GREGORY (who retains the copyright):

 

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  • Here is a photograph of St. Peter's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright).

 

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  • The Anglican church was closed in 1968 and demolished in 1973. The tower was retained as a monument.
  • The spire was reshingled in 2005.

 

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