ALL SAINTS' CHURCH
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
A church seems to have existed here long before the chunky 13th Century church of All Saints was built to service the growing village of Leighton Buzzard. The 190 foot spire and roofs date to the 15th Century and are exquisitely decorated inside.
All of this was almost was wrecked by a fire in 1985 just as a restoration programme was coming to an end. Most of the nave and chancel was gutted and the tower, spire and vestry was also badly damaged. £1.5 million of damag occurred.
The repairs undertaken have restored the church to its former glory - what could not be repaired was replaced and the tower stabilised allowing it once again dominate the skyline of Leighton Buzzard.
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