St Mary's Church, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire

Address: Church Road, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9HA
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Open from May to September on Sundays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm; other times keyholder nearby
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An unspoilt Medieval atmosphere

St Mary’s is set on a hillside, below the Chiltern escarpment but above the new village stretching along the valley floor. The building dates from the 13th- and 15th-centuries.

It has a tall tower, a long nave and a chancel with beautifully carved capitals. Its interior includes handsome carving on the Norman font from an earlier church, numerous Medieval tiles, fine 16th- and 17th-century woodwork and 18th-century wallpaintings of a Royal Arms, Ten commandments and Lords Prayer above the chancel arch.

The gentle 19th-century restoration has left an unspoiled Medieval atmosphere.

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Road directions

9 miles east of Aylesbury via A41 and B488 Upper Icknield Way; take left turn into Vicarage Road to village of Pitstone and next left into Church Road; church at end of Church Road

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Tring (1.8 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 942 150

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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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St Mary's Church, Pitstone, 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

Unfortunately there is a steep step down into the church preventing wheelchair access.

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.