All Saints Church

Church Lane, Loughton, Milton Keynes
Loughton, Milton Keynes Borough, Buckinghamshire, MK5 8AS England Add to Map
Phone 01908 504452
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All Saints' is a 13th century church which has been extended over the centuries.

The church has looked as it does today since 1480, but parts of the building go back to the 13th. century. At that time there were two manors and two parishes; Great Loughton, around the present church and Little Loughton, around the Green, the two being separated by the Brook. Each parish had its own church and rector. One of Loughton's claims to fame is that in 1378 John Gervyes, Priest of Great Loughton, was found guilty of killing the parson of Little Loughton with an arrow. In 1408 the parishes of Little and Great Loughton were united, and the south aisle of this church is reputed to have been built of stone from the other church.

All Saints' Church is the oldest building in Loughton, and stands on what is probably an artificial mound. The oldest part of the church is the Chancel, at the East End; the original walls date from the 13th. century. In the early 15th. century the Nave was added, with the half-columns supporting the Tower arch. ('The shape of the windows near the tower, and behind the altar, has been altered over the years). To this modest structure was added, in the 1480s, the fine perpendicular South Aisle with its splendid moulded roof and crenellated parapet, and a new west tower with west door and window. The tower is 46ft. high and houses six bells and a clock.

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