Church of The Assumption, Hartwell, Buckinghamshire

Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR
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No visitor access to interior
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A romantic echo

This spectacular and romantic mid-eighteenth century church is built in the 'Gothic' style. It has two towers and sits in the landscaped grounds of Hartwell House, now a luxurious country hotel. Henry Keene designed the church for Sir William Lee. It is octagonal with east and west towers, and is thought to echo the chapter house at York Minster. Although thieves, vandals and the elements have done their worst to the interior, its restored shell is still a romantic sight in the eighteenth-century landscape of the park.


  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
  • Directions
    Two miles South West of Aylesbury off the A418 Oxford Road;just before entering village of Stone take lane on right following signs for Hartwell House Hotel, access is via Hartwell House Hotel entrance and church is in grounds of hotel.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station:

    Aylesbury (1.6 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    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.

    Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire County Guide 2012

    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.

  • Community information

    Useful local links:

    Visit Buckinghamshire tourism website:

    Buckinghamshire Family History Society:

    Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society:

    /Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust:

    Buckinghamshire County Council: