St Lawrence's Church, Broughton, Buckinghamshire

Address: Broughton Village, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK10 9AA
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Stunningly detailed Medieval wallpaintings

Within a stone's throw of the new builds on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, the rich Victorian stained glass of St Lawrence sheds light on one of the greatest Medieval treasures in the area - a series of stunning Medieval wallpaintings.

These exquisitely detailed pictures remained hidden behind plaster for 300 years before being rediscovered during a restoration in 1849.

The paintings include the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Christ (a Pieta) and St George killing the dragon, despite having lost his head when the ceiling was restored in the 15th-century as well as a Doom, St Helena and St Eligius and one of only two surviving Warning to Swearers in the country.

There are also some interesting memorials and lovely 19th-century stained glass.

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Road directions

Exit M1 at Junction 14, take A509 towards Milton Keynes. At first roundabout (Northfield) take A5130 and first right turn to Broughton into London Road, and past Broughton Hotel. Church in cul de sac left off London Road.

Public transport information

Nearest railway stations: Milton Keynes Central (5 miles) and Woburn Sands (3 miles). Bus route no 17.

OS Reference No.

SP 894 401

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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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  1. Simon Henry (06 Oct 2012, 19:42)

    I live just around the corner on the Middleton side of Broughton, this is a beautiful church though most of the time when I have visited it is closed. The key holder lives just behind the church I think as I recall a notice saying you can use the key for access if you ask them for it. I want to take some photos of this church to write some articles for a website I setup in May this year http://stoneconservation.net/supplies

  2. Simon Henry (08 Oct 2012, 20:18)

    Some more photos of the church inside

    http://stoneconservationsupplies.posterous.com/st-lawrences-church-broughton-buckinghamshire

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Community information for St Lawrence's Church, Broughton

 

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

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Buckinghamshire is in the Diocese of Oxford

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St Lawrence's Church, Broughton, 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.

Disabled access

Wheelchair access is possible via a short path through churchyard. There are no steps.

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.