St Mary's Church, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire

Address:
Church Road, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9HA
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Opening times:
Open from May to September on Sundays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm; Keyholder nearby, details on the notice at the church or please call 01223 324442 to arrange access at other times
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An unspoilt Medieval atmosphere

St Mary's is set on a hillside, below the Chiltern escarpment but above the new village stretching along the valley floor. The building dates from the thirteenth- and fourteenth-centuries. It has a tall tower, a long nave and a chancel with beautifully carved capitals.

Its interior includes handsome carving on the Norman font from an earlier church, numerous medieval tiles, fine sixteenth and seventeenth-century woodwork and eighteenth-century wallpaintings of a Royal Arms, Ten Commandments and Lord's Prayer above the chancel arch. The gentle nineteenth-century restoration has left an unspoiled medieval atmosphere.

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  • Access information
    There is a steep step down into the church preventing wheelchair access.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
  • Directions
    9 miles east of Aylesbury via A41 and B488 Upper Icknield Way; take left turn into Vicarage Road to village of Pitstone and next left into Church Road; church at end of Church Road
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Tring (1.8 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.

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