Built largely of the attractive local ironstone, it straddles the old road between Leicester and Northampton.
All Saints Church dates from the Anglo-Saxon period, and was founded about 680 by monks from Peterborough, with Roman tiles and bricks used in the construction. Pevsner says it is "perhaps the most imposing architectural memorial of the seventh century surviving North of the Alps" and "surpasses all other Anglo-Saxon churches in England".
The church stands on rising ground in what was the old village centre, before the village moved to take advantage of traffic along the main road.
Nearby, on a little Village Green, are the remains of the 14th century Market Cross and a set of stocks.
Just outside the village are the kennels of the Pytchley Hunt.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Brixworth for groups.