The church of St Nicholas has been the focus of worship, and of village life for at least 750 years and perhaps more. The village of Austrey has the good fortune to have, at its centre, a building, which is not only very old but is exceptional within the county as being all of a piece since the 14th century.
The church consists of a Chancel and Nave, with north and south aisles, a south porch and a west tower with a spire. The earliest part of the church is the west tower with its broach spire, which dates from the 13th century. The rest of the church was rebuilt and enlarged about 1330.