St George's Church, Edworth, Bedfordshire

Address: Edworth, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8QX
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Key kept at nearby Edworth Manor Farm
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A serene and secluded Medieval church standing in farmland

During the Middle Ages, St George’s belonged to St Neot’s Priory, which may account for the high quality of much of the carving in stone and wood. It also has a rare, melancholy beauty.

The church was built around 1200 with: aisles, chancel, tower, porches, and clerestory added over the next two centuries. Inside some of the exquisite treasures include:

  • dazzling Medieval glass;
  • a rare pillar piscina;
  • traces of 14th-century wall paintings;
  • a decorated font;
  • 15th-centiry choirstalls carved with animals.

An interesting and appealing church in a pretty and peaceful setting.

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Road directions

3 miles south east of Biggleswade off A1

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Arlesey (2.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 222 407

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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 iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

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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  1. John Dingwall (30 Dec 2013, 15:39)

    The keyholder was most pleasant to us and put a gloss on visiting this little rural gem of a church. Many thanks to him. The church is very atmospheric and in scale to its surroundings.

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Donate by text

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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St George's Church, Edworth, Bedfordshire

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.