All Saints

Hooton Pagnell was recorded in the Domesday Survey, although there is no mention of a church we know one existed as in 1089 Ralph Paganel granted the church to the Priory of Holy Trinity in York.

About this church

The church has been extended over the years. The Stotfold Chapel was added in the 11th century and the north aisle added in the 12th century. The south aisle is thought to have been rebuilt a number of times after its extenstion. There is a buttress on the south side with the date 1677 carved into it.

There are many interesting things to see inside the church. The south doorway is Norman, there are traces of herringbone masonry on the tower and there are two incised medieval grave slabs in the tower room. Also see a Norman chancel arch and sedilia (priests’ seats) which contain a further two grave slabs, one with a rare emblem at its side.

The Stotfold Chapel also has medieval grave slabs on the floor and the remains of a piscina. We have striking stained glass including the Millennium window depicting local scenes including farming, cricket and typical wildlife of the area.

The churchyard is fascinating with the remains of an ancient sundial which is now a listed ancient monument.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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All Saints

The church dates back to the 11th century, although much of the present church is 13th century.


St Wilfrid

Welcome to this ancient parish church, extensively renovated and adorned by 2nd Viscount Halifax, who is buried here. The interior is by Bodley, and has many interesting features.

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