St Mary's Church, Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire

Address: Ermin Street, Woodlands St Mary, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7SR
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A Gothic Revival gem

This Medieval-style flint and stone church is a Gothic Revival gem.

Built in 1852, it was designed by Thomas Talbot Bury, who was trained by the great Augustus Pugin. It has an octagonal turret-belfry and tower, and delightful windows based on designs of c1320.

The lovely Victorian interior still has the brass coronas and candleholders that would have bathed the interior in candlelight. There is also a little organ with a Gothic case and a high altar of stone.

The beautiful reredos was carved by John Bacon, as the request of his son, the first parish priest.

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Road directions

5 miles north of Hungerford and 2 miles south of Lambourn on B4000, near Junction 14 on M4

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Hungerford (4.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SU 334 749

What’s on & news

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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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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Comments

  1. Alan Grove (22 Jun 2012, 15:58)

    Gothic revivals on a dull overcast day are not everyones day out but you have to admire the artistic flair and craftsmanship.

  2. Colin Younger (22 Jul 2013, 09:49)

    Visited St Mary's church, Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire yesterday to find notices that it was closed due to a Private Hire. We're just curious as to who hires a redundant church and when it will be reopening?

    Regards

    Colin

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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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Community information for St Mary's Church, Lambourn Woodlands

 

All our Berkshire churches are in CCT’s West region.

Useful local links

Berkshire Local History Association 

Berkshire Family History Society 

Royal County of Berkshire Historic Churches Trust 

List of Berkshire churches 

Berkshire is in the Diocese of Oxford 

Berkshire history website 

Berkshire Record Office

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 Mary's Church, Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire

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.