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The Church

Warnford Village The Church

Hidden in the woodlands of the Warnford Estate lies the Church of our Lady of Warnford. Once at the heart of the village until the re-routing of the road (A32) during the Napoleonic wars left the church isolated from the main part of the village.

It has a long history, with a church first founded here by St. Wilfred in the 7th Century during his exile from Northumbria. This earliest wooden church was replaced in the later Saxon period by a simple stone church. The church as it currently stands dates from the 12th Century, built by Adam de Port, who held the manor of Warnford at that time.

The Church is now part of the diocese of Portsmouth.