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St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane

St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Dodford, Northamptonshire NN7 4SU View on map

Grade I listed 12th and 13th century church with chancel of 1850 by Philip Hardwick and restoration of 1878 - 80 by William Butterfield. Rood screen of 1440 given to the church by Sir John Cressy. Important sets of monuments include brasses to William Wylde d.1422, Purbeck marble recumbent effigy thought to be of Sir Robert de Keynes d.1305 and alabaster tomb chest with effigy of Sir John Cressy d.1444.


Opening Arrangements

1 April - 31 October: Saturdays 10am - 4pm. At other times by prior arrangement (one months notice required) with Steve Moore (tel: 07817 301777 or email:


Junction 16 M1, north of A45, 1½ miles west of Weedon. Rail: Northampton (10 miles), Long Buckby (6 miles). Bus: Stagecoach nos. D1 and D2 from Northampton. Bus stops on A45 approx. 1/2 mile from church.

Parking Spaces


Dodford village hall car park.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes