Witley Parish Church

This is the Parish Church for the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley. It is still in regular use for services, concerts and other events. It stands next to Witley court which is now in ruins following a fire that occurred in 1937.

From the church guide book:

Witley Parish Church is the only one of its kind in the country. The baroque style of its interior is one which is more usually found in southern Germany and Italy and indeed many of the craftsmen who created t came from Italy. Much of the decoration was originally in another church, the Duke of Chandos’ private chapel at Cannons Palace, near Edgware, Middlesex.

While Witley Court was inhabited the church was used regularly but, after a fire at the court in 1937, most services were held in the chapel in the village. The Parish Church was rarely heated and damp and decay set in. It is only the dedicated efforts of parishioners in recent years that the building has been restored to its former glory.

I will be posting more photos of the church and also photos of Witley Court itself.

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2012

10 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 28 – Witley Parish Church”

  1. jamsodonnell says:

    It’s a fine looking church

  2. Frida says:

    Another of your excellent images in Architecture 100.

  3. Ayush says:

    like the fine structure and seems to be a well maintained place with not too many people around

  4. james higham says:

    One admires the dedication of people who restore things like this – vital.

  5. This church looks like a town hall to me. :)