St Denys' Church, Little Barford, Bedfordshire

Little Barford, St Neots, Bedfordshire, PE19 6YE.
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Open daily, 11am - 4pm. For enquiries about this church, please contact Karen Moore on 07876 324 554 or [email protected]. Please be aware the presence of livestock in the adjoining fields.
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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.

To donate by text, please text 'LBA' to 70970 to donate £5 and to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

Little Barford Guide