St Matthew, Salford Priors
The visitor enters this ancient church under an impressive Norman archway. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book and may have Saxon origins and, as its name suggests, it was once a Priory. There is an oak pulpit dating from the very early 1600s showing carvings of flowers depicting the Crucifixion, the Ascension and the Nativity. If you take a turn around the outside of church you’ll notice that running repairs have been made over the centuries from red sandstone. This was brought by the Monks from Kenilworth Priory to fill in gaps when changes were made. High up on the wall at the back of church you’ll find a statue, thought to be St. Dubricius, once a Bishop of Warwick. He used to stand at the now demolished Emscote Church, in Warwick, before it was replaced in the 1960s.
Open every day dawn until dusk