St Mary's Church, Bedford (c) Thomas Nugent
St Mary's Church, Bedford (c) Thomas Nugent

Formerly the parish church, St. Mary's fell into disuse and was passed to the Redundant Churches Fund (now the Churches Conservation Trust). The church was constructed in the early Norman period, but there are numerous 14th century (and later) additions.

The tower is striking with its Norman arches and Perpendicular windows, and it contrasts with the south transept, with its herringbone masonry pattern. The north aisle was added in the 16th century, but the south aisle is a more recent Victorian addition.

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About St. Mary, Bedford
Address: St Mary's Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, MK42 0AS
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Location map
OS: TL051 494
Photo Credit: Thomas Nugent, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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