St Lawrence's Church, Broughton, Buckinghamshire
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Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
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 wall paintings. 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.
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Read more about St Lawrence's:Broughton Guide