Within a stone's throw of the new builds on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, the rich Victorian stained glass of St Lawrence sheds light on one of the greatest Medieval treasures in the area - a series of stunning Medieval wallpaintings.
These exquisitely detailed pictures remained hidden behind plaster for 300 years before being rediscovered during a restoration in 1849.
The paintings include the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Christ (a Pieta) and St George killing the dragon, despite having lost his head when the ceiling was restored in the 15th-century as well as a Doom, St Helena and St Eligius and one of only two surviving Warning to Swearers in the country.
There are also some interesting memorials and lovely 19th-century stained glass.
Exit M1 at Junction 14, take A509 towards Milton Keynes. At first roundabout (Northfield) take A5130 and first right turn to Broughton into London Road, and past Broughton Hotel. Church in cul de sac left off London Road.
Nearest railway stations: Milton Keynes Central (5 miles) and Woburn Sands (3 miles). Bus route no 17.
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