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Exceptional Saxon/medieval Church

Visited the little church in Little Missenden today. Wow! Amazing! The central part of the church... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura R
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Time Traveller's Treat

A Saxon church with Roman fabric hidden inside a Norman exterior - two ancient churches for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the little church in Little Missenden today. Wow! Amazing! The central part of the church is Saxon and has done of the original Saxon paintings and the original altar stone!! The later bits of the church are Norman (12th century) with a few medieval...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Saxon church with Roman fabric hidden inside a Norman exterior - two ancient churches for the price of one, added to which a unique collection of medieval wall paintings. If this wasn't already good, the real treat is what the church has done to...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This tiny church in this tiny village dates to the Saxon period. There are incredible middle-ages wall paintings on the walls. The church was used in two episodes of Midsomer Murders.

1  Thank Brimsmith
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Having visited the church regularly as a child, I went back to view the newly discovered and refurbished paintings. Simply stunning; the technology that has been used to make everything easier to see is very simple but so effective. It’s a beautiful church, with an...More

1  Thank Sian B
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Was married three & children christened there. Lovely fresco wall paintings make this church special. Part of a lovely village used in Midsomer Murders but this is a peaceful village. Saw a wedding there today which brought back memories of our lovely wedding day there...More

1  Thank stephenbailey11
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The fabric of the church building is in remarkable condition,and it is so evident to see that it is well looked after after in many ways. Lovely wall paintings that are facing you as you enter through the church door,and a perfect temperature of calm...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Slowly but surely they are revealing the very old wall paintings on the interior walls of the church. Just imagine being in the same place where the paintings were created hundreds of years ago.

1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Worth having a look if you're in the area. The wall paintings are now fuzzy in places but it's a marvellously atmospheric building dating back to Saxon times. For the classical music cognoscenti there are really interesting concerts in October under the aegis of the...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Just a total but tiny delight, set in a traditional Buckinghamshire village. Built in the late tenth century, a significant amount of the original frescoes survive and are a marvel to behold. The atmosphere in the church is palpable, with history everywhere. Even some showbiz...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

St John the Baptist in Little Missenden, what a jewel, what a gem, what a charming and interesting church. The interior is my favourite to date, built by the Saxon’s between 950-1050, added to by the Norman’s between 1120-1160, and later extended in the 13th...More

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