Fenny Drayton (known as Drayton-in-the-Clay in George Fox's time)
The village where George Fox was born.
See the monument and the information Panel next to it.
His memory is recorded in two roads George Fox Lane (where the memorial is) and Fox’s Covert which is just opposite, (although I suspect that some of the locals think it is related to the animal!). See the walk leaflet
The house where he was born no longer exists but was by tradition along the lane opposite the monument.
The Church is pretty much as it was where Nathaniel Stephens was the minister and receives regular mention in the early pages of George Fox's Journal. He was a ‘revolutionary priest’ under the living of the Purefoy family who held the living. This local family has a history of questioning dissent for normal religious thinking of the time. See the book 'George Fox and the Purefoys'. One of the points that may have made George Fox start questioning. The father of George fox Christopher was a church Warden, he had gained the nickname ‘Righteous Christer’ for his dedication to church matters. Mary Lago, his mother was of the ‘Stock of Martyrs’, what this meant is not known but the last burning of the stake was at Lichfield six years before George was born. See the martyrs’ memorial at Coventry.
Pictures: House, Monument, Information Panel, Church
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