St Mary's, Woburn
St Mary's, Woburn
St. Mary the Virgin was built by the 8th Duke of Bedford in 1865-68 in a location between the village and stately home of Woburn Abbey. The church originally had a tower, but this proved unsafe and was removed in 1890.
St. Mary's takes its inspiration from the French Gothic style, but is blessedly restrained - at least by the standards of Victorian mock-Gothic. Note the gargoyles and other strange creatures peering from the tower.
The chancel is raised above the level of the nave which is remarkably simple and subdued in colour. The organ was donated by the 11th Duke in 1903.

Bedfordshire Churches

Woburn Abbey

About Woburn
Address: Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, MK17 9PG
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: Woburn
Location map
OS: SP950 332
Photo Credit: nick macneill, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

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Tourist Information Centre
Priory House
33 High Street South
Tel: 01582 891420
Fax: 01582 891425
Closed Sundays