Little Kimble Church

The Church of All Saints in Little Kimble is a pleasant little parish church in Buckinghamshire with fragments of 14th-century wall paintings.

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What to See at Little Kimble Church

Little Kimble Parish Church is a two-room church composed of aisleless nave and chancel. A heavy Victorian restoration on the exterior makes it look like a fairly uninteresting cemetery chapel, disguising the medieval treasures inside.

Access to the pleasant and peaceful interior is through the north door. The windows are small and include some fragments of heraldic and naturalistic medieval glass, including oak leaves and acorns. The choir has stalls with poppyhead carvings and a fine wooden eagle lectern.

On the floor of the chancel protected by a rope barrier are six interesting 13th-century floor tiles. They depict a king with his dog, a knight on horseback, two knights fighting, and other medieval scenes.

Significant fragments of 14th-century wall paintings adorn nearly all the walls. Use the easily accessible light switches for best viewing.

Quick Facts on Little Kimble Church

Site Information
Names:Little Kimble Church
Country:England
Categories:churches
Styles:Gothic
Dedication: All Saints
Dates:14th C
Status: active
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:51.750391° N, 0.804116° W
Address:Grove Lane B4009
Little Kimble, England
HP17 0RB
Hours:Usually open daily
Lodging:View hotels near Little Kimble Church
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

References

  1. Personal visit (October 21, 2007).
  2. Simon Jenkins, England's Thousand Best Churches (Penguin Books, 2000), 33.
  3. St George, with the Princess: Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire (Oxford) C.14 - The Painted Church

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