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:
c1270 S Arcade.
c1340 N Arcade and Tower Arch.
14C Circular Clerestory Windows.
14C Chancel and Chancel Arch.
14C Three seated Sedilia and Piscina. On the S wall of the Chancel, they all have ogee arches and tall pinnacles, all ornately crocketed.
14C Easter Sepulchre. Quite a rare survival, on the N wall of the Chancel, like the Sedilia, it has an ogee arch. The 2 angels are 19C replacements of the original figures.
14C Wall Painting. Fragment of Wall Painting on S wall of Chancel.
1768Monument - John Somner. He died in 1768 aged 53, and his wife Ann "caused this Monument to be erected to his memory".
1800 Tower rebuilt.
1806Monument - Mary Minshull. She died in 1806 at the age of 32. The Monument also records 3 other family members.
1828Monument - John Hardwick Minshull. He died in 1828 at the age of 33 . The Monument also records his brother William who died in 1831 aged 36.
†1836Hatchment - Francis 2nd Viscount Lake. He also has a monument in the church.
†1840Hatchments - George Rowland Minshull. 2 hatchments which are virtually identical. He also has a monument in the church.
c1846Monument - Edward Horwood. The Monument also records the deaths of his 3 children who all died between 1845 and 1849.
1849 Chancel Restored. Church seating was also replaced. Architect was Edward Buckton Lamb.
1849 Chancel Roof. An unusual design by Edward Buckton Lamb. Architect was Edward Buckton Lamb.
1867 Restoration of Nave. The Porches were also restored. The upper Storey of the S Porch was originally the Priest's Room.
1867 Pulpit. The pulpit probably dates from 1867 when the Nave was restored.
1867 Font. The font probably dates from 1867 when the Nave was restored.
†1870Monument - Rev Charles Eyton. He was Rector from 1849-1870. The Monument is also in memory of the Rector's wife, Philadelphia who died in 1880.
†1876Hatchment - Sir Anthony Rothschild.
†1944Monument - Frances Down. 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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