St Andrew's Church, Buckland, Hertfordshire
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Musical angels serenade New Testament tales
This handsome fourteenth-century church is lit with Victorian stained glass featuring scenes from the New Testament. Carved stone angels play instruments but mortals must content themselves with the beautifully decorated organ. Buckland is a tiny village on Ermine Street, where it crosses the chalk uplands between Buntingford and Royston: The church is at the highest point away from the road.
The nave and chancel date from about 1348, where as the tower, south aisle, porch and south door from the 1400s. There is some medieval stone carving in corbels flanking the windows, there's also some medieval glass, fifteenth-century brasses, memorials from later years and a medley of nineteenth-century fittings.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A 1,000-year-old haven of tranquility
Visitors with disabilities may need some assistance. There is a path across mown grass through churchyard.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Four miles south of Royston off A10
Nearest railway station: Royston (4.5 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Enjoy Hertfordshire website: www.enjoyhertfordshire.com
- Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust: www.bedshertshct.org.uk
- Hertfordshire History website: www.hertfordshirehistory.com
- Hertfordshire Genealogy website: www.hertfordshiregenealogy.co.uk
- Hertfordshire Association for Local History: www.halh.org.uk
- Hertfordshire & Essex churches website: www.essexchurches.com
- List of churches in Hertfordshire: www.achurchnearyou.com