Church of The Assumption, Hartwell, Buckinghamshire

Address: Hartwell House, off Oxford Road, Hartwell, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR
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A romantic echo

This spectacular and romantic mid 18th-century church is built in the 'Gothic’ style.

It has two towers and sits in the landscaped grounds of Hartwell House, now a luxurious country hotel.

Henry Keene designed the church for Sir William Lee. It is octagonal with east and west towers, and is thought to echo the chapter house at York Minster.

Although thieves, vandals and the elements have done their worst to the interior, its restored shell is still a romantic sight in the 18th-century landscape of the park.

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Road directions

2 miles south west of Aylesbury off the A418 Oxford Road; just before entering village of Stone take lane on right following signs for Hartwell House Hotel, access is via Hartwell House Hotel entrance and  church is in grounds of hotel.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Aylesbury (1.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 795 125

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.






 

PDF iconBerkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide (PDF, 4.7mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Community information for Church of The Assumption, Hartwell

 

All our Buckinghamshire churches are in CCT’s South East region.

Useful local links

Visit Buckinghamshire tourism website

Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society

Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust

Buckinghamshire County Council

Buckinghamshire is in the Diocese of Oxford

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Church of The Assumption, Hartwell, Buckinghamshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.