Granborough, St John the Baptist
A Grade II* listed medieval church dating from the C14th, St John’s is home to pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats, which roost in the chancel.
Garthorpe, St Mary
Built largely in the C14th this beautiful medieval Grade I listed church is looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust. Both Natterer’s and brown long-eared bats roost inside the church.
Freeby, St Mary
The Grade I listed church of St Mary’s, Freeby is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It shelters a maternity colony of Natterer’s bats, as well as roosts of common pipistrelles.
Egleton, St Edmund
The pretty church of St Edmund’s has a striking Norman tympanum over the south doorway with fine carved mouldings of animals and foliage. The church is home to a large maternity colony of soprano pipistrelles.
Edgeworth, St Mary
At the end of a narrow single track lane on the outskirts of what has been described as one of the remotest villages in the Cotswolds, St Mary’s is a hidden gem.
Coston, St Andrew
The distinctive medieval church of St Andrew is Grade I listed and home to a maternity colony of Natterer’s bats.
Compton Martin, St Michael the Archangel
The Norman Grade I listed church of St Michael the Archangel is home to three species of bats, with serotines roosting in the porch roof, and Daubenton’s and soprano pipistrelle bats roosting inside the church.
Cold Overton, St John the Baptist
This Grade I listed church is adorned with rare C13th pre-Reformation wall paintings on two of its lime-plastered walls. Bat boxes in the nave roof provide new roosting spaces for a maternity colony of soprano pipistrelles.
Clothall, St Mary the Virgin
St Mary’s is home to a splendid stained glass window depicting birds of the English countryside as well as more exotic species. It shelters a large number of bats which have a significant impact on the church furnishings and fittings.