Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.


St Peter, Astwood

Important Church Note:
Church closed in 2015
Denomination:
C of E - Newport Deanery
Local Authority District:
Milton Keynes UA
Building Location:
Main Road, Astwood (5 miles NE of Newport Pagnell)
Nearest Post Code:
MK16 9JS
O/S Map Reference/NGR:
SP 95051 47375
Latitude & Longitude:
52.11653, -0.61325  Map
CofE ACNY Web Site:

For details of this church on our "Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches" website, please click here


Some Notable Features:
14CS Aisle and Arcade, Chancel Arch, N Doorway
14CFont
†1409Brass to Roger Keston
DecS Aisle square topped windows, repaired 1988
DecW window, later moved to Tower
PerpW Tower
†1534Brass to Thomas Chibnale and 2 wives
†1640 made 1685Monument to Samuel Cranmer, and Mary his second wife †1684
He was a descendant of the elder brother of Thomas Cranmer, 16C Archbishop of Canterbury
†1743Monument to Margaret Lowndes
Daughter of William and Margaret Lowndes
†1764Monument to Margaret Lowndes, John Vidler, Sculptor, (probably)
Wife of William Lowndes
†1775Monument to William Lowndes, John Vidler, Sculptor, (signed)
1830-1837 Royal Arms of William IV
1940Nave roof damaged by a bomb
1963New concrete Nave Roof

 

Initially this page has just a few images of this church, more information will be added in the future.

 

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Exterior from South. The church was closed in 2015, and it was put on the market.

 

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Exterior from North West.

 

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Interior looking East. The concrete roof of 1963 is clearly visible which was eventually fitted following stray bomb damage in 1940.

 

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Interior looking West. All these photos were taken after the church had closed.

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