Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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

St Michael & All Angels, Aston Clinton

C of E - Wendover Deanery
Local Authority to 2020:
Aylesbury Vale District Council
Local Authority UA:
Bucks UA (Wendover)
Building Location:
Church Lane, Aston Clinton
Nearest Post Code:
HP22 5HJ
O/S Map Reference/NGR:
SP 87932 11954
Latitude & Longitude:
51.79933, -0.72624  Map
Church Web Site:
CofE ACNY Web Site:

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

Notes on Stained Glass:We show 8 windows, 6 of which date from the 20th century.

Introduction to Church:The church has arcades from the 13th and 14th centuries, with other original 14th century features including the clerestory windows and splendid chancel fittings of Sedilia, Piscina and Easter Sepulchre.

Notable Features:
c1270S Arcade.
c1340N Arcade and Tower Arch.
14C Circular Clerestory Windows.
14C Chancel and Chancel Arch.
14C Three seated Sedilia and Piscina on S wall of Chancel. They all have ogee arches and tall pinnacles, all ornately crocketed.
14C Easter Sepulchre on N wall of Chancel. It is quite a rare survival. Like the Sedilia, it has an ogee arch. The 2 angels are 19C replacements of the original figures.
14C Fragment of Wall Painting on S wall of Chancel.
1768Monument to John Somner, died in 1768 aged 53. His wife Ann "caused this Monument to be erected to his memory".
1800Tower rebuilt.
1806Monument to Mary Minshull, died in 1806 aged 32. The Monument also records 3 other family members.
1828Monument to John Hardwick Minshull, died in 1828 aged 33. The Monument also record his brother William who died in 1831 aged 36.
†1836Hatchment for Francis, 2nd Viscount Lake. He also has a monument in the church.
†18402 Hatchments for George Rowland Minshull. Both hatchments are virtually identical. He also has a monument in the church.
c1846Monument to Edward Horwood. The Monument also records the deaths of his 3 children who all died between 1845 and 1849.
1849Chancel Restored, and church seating replaced. Architect was Edward Buckton Lamb.
1849Chancel Roof. An unusual design by Edward Buckton Lamb. Architect was Edward Buckton Lamb.
1867Restoration of Nave, and Porches. The Upper Storey of the S Porch was originally the Priest's Room.
1867Pulpit, probably dates from 1867, but stands on an older base.
1867Font, probably dates from 1867.
†1870Monument to Rev Charles Eyton, Rector from 1849-1870. The Monument is also in memory of the Rector's wife, Philadelphia who died in 1880.
†1876Hatchment for Sir Anthony Rothschild.
†1944Monument to Frances Down, 1863-1944. She was the only daughter of William Minshull. The monument proudly tells us that she was a descendant of a Knight from the 3rd Crusade, in 1189-1192.
Images of some of the Notable Features in St Michael & All Angels, Aston Clinton

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