St Bartholemew's Church, Furtho, Northamptonshire

Address: Furtho, Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, MK19 6NR
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Survivor of a lost Medieval village

When enclosures diverted the London to Northampton road away from Furtho, it became a deserted village with only a farm, a Medieval dovecot, a few lumps in the land and this delightful 900-year-old church remaining.

The chancel is 14th-century but the nave and squat tower were reconstructed early in the 17th-century. The font and its cover also date from this time.

St Bartholomew’s ceased to be a parish church in 1920. Inside it is tranquil and atmospheric.

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Road directions

10 miles south of Northampton, off A508, 1 mile north of A508/A5 roundabout on Northampton Road; church in farmyard along track opposite Yardley Road, between Old Stratford and Potterspury Lodge

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Wolverton (3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 773 431

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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.

 

 

 

PDF iconWarkwickshire & Northamptonshire County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.

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St Bartholemew's Church, Furtho, Northamptonshire

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.