St Lawrence's Church, Broughton, Buckinghamshire
- What's nearby
Stunningly detailed medieval wallpaintings
Within a stone's throw of the new builds on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, the rich Victorian stained glass of St Lawrence sheds light on one of the greatest medieval treasures in the area - a series of stunning medieval wallpaintings. These exquisitely detailed pictures remained hidden behind plaster for 300 years before being rediscovered during a restoration in 1849.
The paintings include the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Christ (a Pieta) and St George killing the dragon, despite having lost his head when the ceiling was restored in the fifteenth century as well as a Doom, St Helena and St Eligius and one of only two surviving Warning to Swearers in the country. There are also some interesting memorials.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A church with a tiny, rocket shaped spire
Church is located in a small village and there is on-road parking next to the churchyard. Wheelchair access is possible via a short path through churchyard. There are no steps.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a 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.
Exit M1 at Junction 14, take A509 towards Milton Keynes. At first roundabout (Northfield) take A5130 and first right turn to Broughton into London Road, and past Broughton Hotel. Church in cul de sac left off London Road.
Nearest railway stations: Milton Keynes Central (5 miles) and Woburn Sands (3 miles). Bus route no 17.
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.Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
The Friends of St Lawrence, Broughton
The Friends assist The Churches Conservation Trust in caring for the church, organising events and raising funds for the building's upkeep. Visit the Friends of St Lawrence on Facebook
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