Our History

Records show that the church, a priest’s house and glebe land were part of the royal Manor of Stoneleigh at the time of Domesday (1086).

Leek Wootton was then the mother church of Leamington, Ashow, Lillington, Milverton and Cubbington. In the reign of King Henry I (1068-1135) the living at Leek Wootton was granted to his Chamberlain, Geoffrey De Clinton, as part of the Manor of Kenilworth. He gave the church of Leek Wootton to the Augustinian Priory at Kenilworth. In 1291 the living was valued at £5 6s 8d and it remained the benefice of the Abbey of Kenilworth until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII when the church and land was seized by the Crown.

During the reign of Elizabeth I Leek Wootton and Stoneleigh Abbey’s land passed to Sir Thomas Leigh, and the benefice of All Saints’ remained with the Leigh family until the late 20th Century, when it was suspended.

The history of our church buildings
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