St Mary's Church, Lower Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire
How to find us
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An atmospheric and unspoilt ironstone church
Much of this charming fourteenth-century ironstone church has been unaltered for over 600 years - including the nave and chancel, the screen and benches, and the king-post roof. The carved stone altar was hidden in a pit during the Reformation. The pulpit, altar rails and a fine monument with brass to Benjamin Pigott, his three wives and 14 children, are from the seventeenth century.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A serene and secluded medieval church standing in farmland
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.
10 miles south east of Bedford, off A6
Nearest railway station: Flitwick (4.9 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.
Useful local links:
- Bedfordshire Local History Association: www.bedfordshire-lha.org.uk
- Bedfordshire Family History Society: www.bfhs.org.uk
- Bedford Borough Council Local History & Heritage information: www.bedford.gov.uk
- Bedford Borough Council Tourism information: www.bedford.gov.uk
- Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust: www.bedshertshct.org.uk