St Mary the Virgin, Whiston

St Mary the Virgin, Whiston, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN7 1NN View on map

Standing on a hill above the village this Grade I listed church was built in 1534 by Anthony Catesby and has remained unaltered. A very interesting unspoilt example of late medieval design described as 'a small but perfect specimen of the Tudor style'. Its details preserve all the character of the best work of the 15th century. The four stage tower is the most highly ornamented part of the fabric, full use having been made of the contrast in colour between the deep yellow of the ironstone and the silver grey of the oolite.


Opening Arrangements

25 - 28 March; 30 April - 2 May; 28 - 30 May; 12 -26 June; 27 - 29 August; 25 September; 10am - 4pm.


Off A428, 9 miles east of Northampton. Church is signposted via a footpath from the centre of Whiston village. Rail: Northampton (9 miles), Wellingborough (7 miles).

Parking Spaces


Informal parking at the end of footpath by grass verge. Please do not block residents' access.

Disabled Access

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