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Itchen Stoke, Hampshire
Built in 1866 at the expense of its vicar, the Revd. Charles Conybeare, and designed by his brother, the architect Henry Conybeare, the church of St.Mary in the small village of Itchen Stoke was modelled on the then recently restored Sainte Chapelle in Paris. This striking example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture is lit inside by richly coloured stained glass window.
Visiting details: Itchen Stoke Church is now in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund and is no longer used for regular services. Usually kept locked, the key is available from a nearby house, details are posted on the church door. Maintenance and cleaning of the building relies on local volunteers, so donations are always welcome to help with the upkeep. The churchyard is deliberately maintained as a wild flower meadow and is quite beautiful in late spring and high summer.
Added by Wertypop.