SP9124 : Leighton Buzzard: All Saints Church

near to Linslade, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Leighton Buzzard: All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard: All Saints Church
A church has stood on the site of the present building in Leighton Buzzard for more than 1,000 years. Today's church dates from 1277 and has a 60 metre high broach spire on a squat tower, which is a prominent landmark in the locality. Inside it boasts a magnificent 15th Century roof adorned with angels and saints contrasting with 25 ferocious gargoyles around the outside. The Church was severely damaged by fire in 1985. The fire happened just as a restoration programme was nearing completion. It destroyed most of the nave and chancel roofs and caused serious structural damage to the tower, spire, and the vestry areas and a number of the windows were damaged beyond repair. The ring of ten bells was lost as were both the organs. The total cost of the damage exceeded 1.5 million pounds. LinkExternal link for the Church's website.
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Wednesday, 28 December, 2005   (more nearby)
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