Edlesborough, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The lectern is made from wood rescued from the medieval spire when it was hit by lightning and burned in 1828. There are several medieval brasses in the chancel, including one to Sir John Swynshide, who died in 1390. The north transept is the Rufford family chapel, with numerous memorials to members of the Rufford family.
The oldest parts of the church probably date to the late 13th century. A chantry chapel dedicated to Our Lady and All Saints was added in 1338, and the tower around 1340. The nave roof was raised in the 15th century, when a set of attractive Perpendicular windows were added.
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Edlesborough, St Mary's Church
Address: Church End, Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Located opposite the Bell Pub
Website: Edlesborough, St Mary's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Rob Farrow, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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