St Deny's Church, Little Barford, Bedfordshire
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A Norman church in a picturesque setting
Tucked away down a private drive, this Norman church is idyllically set in a lovely meadow surrounded by willows near the Great Ouse. From the south, the crenellated tower and aisleless nave appear to be fortified and defensive but on arrival, it becomes obvious that this is a delightful country church.
Notable features include: an impressive fourteenth-century font; the fifteenth-century oak screen; carved piscina in the vestry; a sixteenth-century brass; a remarkable scheme of decoration and furnishing dating from Arthur Blomfield's restoration of 1869-1871.
The building has a fine twelfth-century doorway and windows from several periods including an exceptional one in the west tower by the Kempe Studio (1887).
The church can be slightly difficult to find. Visitors coming from St Neots on the B1043 should turn right into a narrow gateway opposite a row of thatched cottages. On entering a private driveway, you will need to turn right over a large tree stump and down a narrow track between two buildings.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
2 miles south of St Neots, off B1043
Nearest railway station: St Neots (2.6 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.
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