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Church

St Deny's church

St Deny's church

Address

St Denys Church,
Little Barford,
Bedfordshire,
PE19 6YE

Details

Tucked away down a private drive, this Norman church is idyllically set in a lovely meadow surrounded by willows near the Great Ouse. From the south, the crenellated tower and aisleless nave appear to be fortified and defensive but on arrival, it becomes obvious that this is a delightful country church.

Notable features include:

an impressive 14th-century font;
the 15th-century oak screen;
carved piscina in the vestry;
a 16th-century brass;
a remarkable scheme of decoration and furnishing dating from Arthur Blomfield’s restoration of 1869-1871.

The building has a fine 12th-century doorway and windows from several periods including an exceptional one in the west tower by the Kempe Studio (1887).

The church can be slightly difficult to find. Visitors coming from St Neots on the B1043 should turn right into a narrow gateway opposite a row of thatched cottages. On entering a private driveway, you will need to turn right over a large tree stump and down a narrow track between two buildings.

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open daily.

Directions

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Map reference: TL 180568  Lat: 52.19725 Long: -0.27444

By Road:
The church can be slightly difficult to find. Visitors coming from St Neots on the B1043 should turn right into a narrow gateway opposite a row of thatched cottages. On entering a private driveway, you will need to turn right over a large tree stump and down a narrow track between two buildings.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed