Heritage Open Day at St Peter’s Church
As part of Barton’s Heritage Open Days English Heritage is kindly opening up St Peter’s Church on Sunday 11th September free of charge giving residents and visitors alike the opportunity to visit one of the very few churches in the United Kingdom dating back to the days before the Norman Conquest.
This famous Anglo Saxon and medieval church is an archaeological as well as an architectural treasure awaiting for you to discover.
St Peter’s, on Beck Hill, is home to over 2,800 burials dating from Anglo-Saxon to Victorian times. Visit the interactive exhibition Buried Lives and discover everything you need to know about medieval disease and diet, and medical and burial practices discovered here.
- The medieval nave and chancel
- The fascinating Buried Lives exhibition
- Reconstructured skeletons
- The Anglo-Saxon tower and bapistry
The church is open from 10am to 3.00pm and last admission 2.30pm. There are guided tours at 10am, 12pm and 2pmby local historian Geoff Bryant who has a detailed knowledge of the church who will point out those features that make St Peter’s a monument of such great national importance
For more information about what’s on in Barton during the Heritage Open Days Weekend that runs between September 8 and 11 please check this website’s Calendar of Events or go to www.bartoncivicsociety.co.uk