Kilpeck Church in Context

The stone-built churches scattered across our landscape are among the most visible and familiar of medieval monuments, attracting and intriguing successive generations of scholars. Despite the fact that churches have been so intensively studied over the centuries, new questions and approaches continue to emerge. For many, Kilpeck church is the quintessential example of an English parish church. Its very appearance has been influenced through restoration by an antiquarian’s view on how the medieval church should look. In this building the efforts and agenda of successive generations of historians, archaeologists, art and architectural historians have all been brought together, answering some questions but constantly posing others and developing new ways of understanding the building in context, whether that be physical, social or cultural. Kilpeck remains something of a special place for scholar and visitor alike!

Uniting History and Action