Wolverton Church, Buckinghamshire

Wolverton Church sits in an odd position in a hollow by the Castle site amidst the lumpy remains of the deserted village of Wolverton (rather than the later still existing one) near the River Great Ouse, north of Milton Keynes.

The position of the church should be dominant, but it somehow seems over-modestly to be hiding.

The church is actually the only stonework from the medieval village of Wolverton to have survived, dating back to at least the 14th Century and quite probably to earlier. However, the majority of what can be seen is from an early 19th Century rebuild under the aegis of Henry Hakewill dating to around 1809-15.

Parts of the tower are 14th Century and the chancel is partly 17th Century, otherwise only some of the interior monuments are older than the Hakewill restructuring. Much of the stained glass is Victorian.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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