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St Bartholomew's Church, Lower Basildon

Heritage Open Days 2020

Fri 11 - Sun 20 Sep, 10:00-16:00

This striking flint-and-brick 700-year-old church stands in a pretty churchyard shaded by fine trees near a beautiful stretch of the Thames.

It is filled with memorials to past parishioners and, in early spring, a host of daffodils. Jethro Tull, the father of modern farming, has a memorial here (although the whereabouts of his grave is unknown) and there is a moving marble statue of two young brothers in swimming trunks who drowned in the Thames in 1886.

The church is cared for by Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity protecting historic churches at risk, who have added guide books to our website this year where you can download them all entirely for free. Go to their site to download a pdf version of the guidebook for St Bartholomew's here before your visit.