Rethinking Berkswell: the twelfth century church of St John the Baptist, Berkswell
- Arts Lecture Room 1
- Arts and Law, Research
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.