St Mary

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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was one of 19th century England's foremost architects, a proponent of Gothic Revival, and the mastermind behind the Houses of Parliament in London.

About this church

St Mary's was one of his first ventures into the Gothic Revival, and its foundation stone was laid on 28th June 1838, Queen Victoria's Coronation Day.

The church is elegant inside and out, and benefits from a footbridge that was built over the A601 in 2007, which gives the best view of Pugin's design.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • 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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