Hartwell, The Assumption Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The church is octagonal in layout, with towers at both the east and west ends. Keene is thought to have drawn inspiration for his design from the chapter house at York Minster.
The building, it must be said, is somewhat the worse for wear, but remains an intriguing example of the late Georgian vogue for Gothic architecture that was to influence the later Victorian period so profoundly. Hartwell House is now a hotel, and the shell of the church acts as a romantic folly in the hotel grounds.
The church is preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust, but please note that there is no access to the church interior.
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About Hartwell, The Assumption Church
Address: Hartwell House, Lower Hartwell, Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 2 miles south-west of Aylesbury on the A418. Located in the grounds of Hartwell House hotel - limited parking in the hotel parking lot. Note: No access to the church interior.
Website: Hartwell, The Assumption Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Pip Rolls, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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