St Andrew's Church, Buckland, Hertfordshire

Address: Rectory Close, Buckland, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 0PT
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Open weekends, 10.00am - 4.00pm. At other times, keyholder nearby.
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Musical angels serenade New Testament tales

This handsome 14th-century church is lit with Victorian stained glass featuring scenes from the New Testament. Carved stone angels play instruments but mortals must content themselves with the beautifully decorated organ.

Buckland is a tiny village on Ermine Street, where it crosses the chalk uplands between Buntingford and Royston: The church is at the highest point away from the road.

The nave and chancel date from about 1348, where as the tower, south aisle, porch and south door from the 1400s. There is some Medieval stone carving in corbels flanking the windows, there's also some Medieval glass, 15th-century brasses, memorials from later years and a medley of 19th-century fittings.

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Road directions

4 miles south of Royston off A10

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Royston (4.5 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 359 339

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Useful information

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







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This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. JACKIE JONES (13 Feb 2012, 16:28)

    I visited the church on the 13/2/2012 because my ancesters were married at the churchin 1672..

    JUDETH WATSON Pedigree Female Family Marriages: Spouse: WILLIAM BEAL Family Marriage: 01 JAN 1672 Buckland, Hertford, England from IGI

    It was covered in snow and there were Doves on the roof...beautiful.
    its a shame it was locked and I did not have enough time to go and find the key holders.

  2. Julia Scammell (13 Oct 2013, 21:25)

    We visited today 13.10.13. We collected the keys from the neighbour. So pleased we did. What a wealth of delights this church holds. Astonished to find beautiful mediaeval brasses. The angels with instruments fascinate and the delightful Arts and Crafts windows light up the whole church. If you are not interested in churches, the place is worth a visit for the glorious views alone. Time stands still in Buckland.

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St Andrew's Church, Buckland, Hertfordshire

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.

Disabled access

Visitors with disabilities may need some assistance.

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.