All Saints Church, Bow Brickhill
|All Saints’ Church, Bow Brickhill|
All Saints’ Church, Bow Brickhill
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Diocese||Diocese of Oxford|
It was used at one time as a telegraph station. By 1900, having become greatly dilapidated, the church is said to have been disused for nearly 150 years; but was restored through the munificence and exertions of Browne Willis, the antiquary, who, in 1756, promoted a subscription for that purpose. In 1834, by a re-arrangement of the interior, 175 additional sittings were obtained.
Architecture and fittings
The component parts are a nave with side aisles, and a south porch, a chancel, and a west embattled tower, in which are four bells. The whole is a good specimen of Perpendicular work, without the least mixture of any other style, or the introduction of modern windows; the latter are nearly all square-headed. Three arches on each side divide the nave from the aisles. The central cross beam of the roof bears the date of 1630. There is a piscina in the south aisle. The carved oak pulpit was brought from the old church at Buckingham, upon the erection of the modern edifice. The font is octagonal in form, and on the pedestal supporting it, are four eagles displayed. The compartments are decorated with quatrefoils and foliage; and one of them has a shield with two Roman T's impaled in relievo. The chancel is plain, with open wood ceiling. Beneath the chancel arch is an oak screen. On the north side is a mural tablet of black marble to the memory of the Rev. William Watson.
The church is in a joint parish with:
- St Mary the Virgin's Church, Great Brickhill
- St Mary Magdalene's Church, Little Brickhill
- St Luke's Church, Stoke Hammond
The pipe organ was installed by Kirkland. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: O. Ratcliff's "History and antiquities of the Newport Pagnell hundreds" (1900)
- Historic England. "Church of All Saints (Grade II*) (1212249)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- "The parish church of All Saints, Bow Brickhill" (PDF). Bow Brickhill. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth; Brandwood, Geoffrey K. (1 January 1994). Buckinghamshire. Yale University Press. pp. 187–. ISBN 978-0-300-09584-5.
- Ratcliff, Oliver (1900). History and antiquities of the Newport Pagnell hundreds (Public domain ed.). Cowper press. pp. 468–.
- "NPOR D02074". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 26 April 2015.