History of St Mary’s Church
There has been a church in Upton Grey for upwards of 1000 years, and each generation has brought its faith and skills to it. The present nave and Norman arch date from around 1120, and the chancel from the early 1200’s. Subsequent additions and alterations include the 1690 addition to the tower, and the Hoddington Aisle added in 1715 by John Limbrey. Apart from the addition of a vestry in 1909, the external structure of the church has now remained virtually unchanged for nearly 300 years.
If you would like to know more, Trevor Hart’s book “St Mary’s Church and the Community of Upton Grey” (published in 2009) is available in the Village Shop at £3.00; and an article on the history of the village is displayed in the telephone box near the Hoddington Arms and may be viewed here.