Virtual Tour of St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray - Pages 1-2


Welcome to our Church

External view Eaton Bray Church from the East end

It is set in quite a large churchyard, which was "closed" (because there was no further room to create new graves) in 1882. Subsequently many of the gravestones have been removed to the boundary walls to create a pleasant open space with some splendid mature trees.


An area alongside the High Street is set aside as a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of cremated remains, and a stone memorial provides for the commemoration of those whose ashes are interred there.

The church is built of local stone, quarried in Totternhoe, the next village. It is a chalk-like stone with a greyish tinge, soft and therefore easy to carve, but notoriously undurable when exposed to the weather.

From the outside most of the visible features suggest a date at the very end of the 15th century, when the church was rebuilt, the roof raised, transepts and porches added and the windows renewed.

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