St Peter & St Paul

Listed in the Domesday survey of 1086, when the profits of the church went to Bardney Abbey as part of its great estates.

About this church

William the Conqueror gave the church to Gilbert of Gaunt when he became Lord of the manor. He then gave the church to Bardney Abbey.

Much of the present fabric dates to the 13th century, particularly the local greenstone chancel. The church was restored in 1876 by George Gilbert Scott and a recently discovered early pre-restoration photograph has helped understand the changes made at that time.

The interior of the church features a large and much admired stained glass west window, one of only two Ascension windows in the area. There is a fine medieval font, circled with bosses of foliage, animal heads and one male human head, a definite portrait, maybe of the sculptor himself?

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Ramp or level access available on request
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Martin

This peaceful church lies in the centre of village, surrounded by a beautiful graveyard and sheltered from the road by mature trees.

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