Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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

Notes on using this Website

Navigation around the Website

Information can be found via Index Pages, all accessed from the tabs at the top of every page.

The Churches Index only includes Churches for which we have an individual page. It will also show how many photos are included for each church. That firgure will indicate the extent of our entry at the time.

The Architects Index (under the PEOPLE tab) will also includes Designers and Artists, this currently being developed.

The Dates Index is under development, and will show building and restoration dates for specific projects.

The Indexes will all lead you to specific Church Pages. Our aim is to present a flavour of each church, in words and pictures. Where there is a lot of information or special features, a church may have supplementary pages, they will all be linked together.

Some churches will have a plan of the building. They may be our own plan, or one reproduced from elsewhere, such as the publications of the Royal Commission on Historic Monuments, or the Victoria County History.

Please be aware that we will never be able to provide complete histories on particular buildings.

Information for each Church (when available)

The information at the tyop of each CHURCH PAGE is shared with our "Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches" website. The diferent categories of information are listed here:

IMPORTANT CHURCH NOTE - Any details about the current status of the church.

DENOMINATION - Type of Church and its administrative area (Deanery for Church of England).

LOCAL AUTHORITY DISTRICT - To give a rough guide to its part of Buckinghamshire.

LOCATION OF PLACE - Geographical Address (not postal address) - see below

NEAREST POST CODE - Post code nearest to the entrance of the church.

O/S MAP REFERENCE / NGR - 10 digit Grid Reference.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE - Lat & Long, and accurate Link to Google Map.

CHURCH WEB SITE - Link to church's own web site (or village website with church info).

CofE ACNY WEBSITE - Link to official "Church of England - A Church Near You" website.


Location of Place

In towns and large villages, this will show the address within the town or large village. However, with many smaller villages, postal addresses can be confusing, as they often refer to towns well outside Buckinghamshire. So we have included distances to the nearest town or large village within Buckinghamshire.


Orientation of Churches, or Direction faced

Most churches lie on a West-East axis, with the Chancel (and conventional place for the Altar) being at the East end. So looking down the Nave from the West end, usually the North side is on the left, and the South side is on the right.

Occasionally churches, and often chapels, are built in a different orientation, usually because of the shape of a site, or so that the entrance faces the road.

In such cases, this web site treats the Chancel as the "Liturgical East end" so the end wall of the Chancel will be known as the East.

Church Plans are gradually being introduced to this web site which will identify the true orientation of each church.


Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

All photographs by Michael G Hardy unless stated otherwise

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