Rethinking Berkswell: the twelfth century church of St John the Baptist, Berkswell

Location
Arts Lecture Room 1
Category
Arts and Law, Research
Dates
Thursday 13th February 2020 (18:30-20:00)
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John Hunt, Honorary Research Fellow, History Department, University of Birmingham

Centre for West Midlands History research seminar 2020

A distinguished example of Anglo-Norman building in Warwickshire, Berkswell church is noted for its double crypt, encouraging suggestions that it originated as an Anglo-Saxon minster and focus for a pre-Conquest saint’s cult. However, as John Hunt discusses, this parish church’s development sits more persuasively in the mid and later-twelfth century.