St Peter & St Paul's Church, Albury, Surrey

Address:
Albury Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9BB
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Opening times:
Open daily 10am to 5pm. The private Estate kindly permit temporary parking while visitors explore the church. Please park at the edge of the track in front of the church, being considerate in wet weather to avoid unnecessary damage to the grass.
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An ancient Saxon church in a lovely parkland setting

This charming, ancient church, dating from Saxon and Norman times, is a flint-walled gem, set amongst the trees of beautiful Albury Park above the gently running River Tilling. It is full of contrasts and surprises. Inside, you'll find: a light, limewashed uncluttered interior with a stunning medieval wall painting of St Christopher sporting a curly red beard; interesting monuments, including a brass of John Weston who died in 1440; an odd but delightful eighteenth-century shingled cupola over the tower. Another highlight is the South Chapel - this was remodelled by renowned Victorian architect A.W. Pugin, responsible for the interior of the Palace of Westminster.

He used his rich and colourful style here to create a dazzling mortuary chapel for Albury Park's Drummond family - this is lavishly decorated, with stained glass, painted walls and ceiling, and a magnificent tiled floor. Visiting in the spring when the blooming snowdrops carpet the churchyard with colour is a treat.

 

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