St Mary's Church, Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire
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A Gothic Revival gem
This medieval-style flint and stone church is a Gothic Revival gem. Built in 1852, it was designed by Thomas Talbot Bury, who was trained by the great Augustus Pugin.
It has an octagonal turret-belfry and tower, and delightful windows based on designs from around 1320. The lovely Victorian interior still has the brass coronas and candleholders that would have bathed the interior in candlelight.
There is also a little organ with a Gothic case and a high altar of stone. The beautiful reredos was carved by John Bacon, as the request of his son, the first parish priest.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
Alabaster nobles and wall paintings in a rural idyll
From straight main road with lay-by type parking, the approach is through new churchyard gates along a level gravel path to the south porch. There are 2 shallow steps between the main road and the entrance.
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.
5 miles north of Hungerford and 2 miles south of Lambourn on B4000, near Junction 14 on M4
Nearest railway station: Hungerford (4.6 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.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.
All our Berkshire churches are in our West region.
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