History at Weston on the Green

Although the tower and font are late Norman, most of St Mary’s was rebuilt in 1743 by Norreys Bertie, Lord of the Manor. The Bertie family lived at Weston Manor (now a hotel). It was probably he who gave the church the altarpiece painting of the Ten Commandments (attributed to Pompeo Batoni) which hangs on the east wall. The other unusual feature is a large wrought iron cross hanging on the north wall above the pulpit, said to have been made by Napoleonic prisoners of war from material rescued from the Spanish Armada.