Redbourne, St Andrew's Church
Redbourne, St Andrew's Church
A substantial 14th and 15th-century church in a pleasing mix of Decorated and Perpendicular Gothic style, St Andrew's boasts a striking tall, slender tower built of rubble with ashlar dressing.

St Andrews has served for generations as the burial place of the Beauclerk family, Dukes of St Albans, who lived at nearby Redbourne Hall.

The interior is remodelled in the Georgian period and has many elements of Georgian Gothic design. There are box pews and many Georgian and Victorian monuments. Perhaps the most interesting historic monument in the church is a carved grave slab to Sir Gerald Sothill (d. 1410).

The chancel is notable for the vividly coloured stained glass in the east window, which depicts the Day of Judgement. The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

NB. Don't confuse this Redbourne with the village of Redbourn in Hertfordshire - which also has a superb historic church.