Just a quick post following on from the previous posting on Minterne House and Gardens.
Nothing particularly outstanding about this little country church except for it's history and memorial plates dedicated to well known people throughout history
Apart from the Digby family the Churchill family also have connections with Minterne House.
Set into the floor at the front of the pulpit are memorial stones to John Churchill who died in 1659 the father of the first Winston Churchill and above the memorial to Ellen Churchill (died 1673), the sister of the Duke of Marlborough.
On the left side of the nave is the magnificent 18th century monument to General Charles Churchill, a soldier who was Major General to King William of Orange and Governor of The Tower of London under Queen Anne. Born in 1658 and dying in 1714 at the age of 56, the memorial was erected by his widow Mary. His more famous brother was the great Duke of Marlbrough who built Blenheim Palace, a gift from the nation.