The Montagu Monuments
The Montagu Monuments were commissioned to commemorate key members of the Montagu family, ancestors of the Buccleuch family. Sculpted from fine marble, the monuments were positioned in four recesses in a purpose-built chancel within the church. Today, they are highly important pieces of Britain’s social and artistic history.
The first two commissions were sculpted by Roubiliac, who was the greatest sculptor to work in eighteenth century England.
Over the years these wonderful marbles have suffered internal damage and an exciting conservation project, funded by the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust, the Church and the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been proceeding since February 2014.
The Monuments are free to visit and will be open Monday and Tuesday mornings in August, 10am – noon.
Pre-booking is essential on the link below.
The Montagu Monuments at St Edmunds Church, WarktonOpen Google Maps
The church is found off Pipe Lane, on a loop road around the village of Warkton. Please use the Car Park by the Village Hall:
St Edmund’s Church, Warkton, Kettering, NN16 9XH