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All Saints, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire


The church of All Saints is an ancient fabric of mixed style, chiefty Decorated, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of five bays, aisles, south porch and a noble embattled western tower with an octagonal embattled turret at the south-west angle, and containing 6 bells, two of which were recast about 1902: the chancel is Decorated, and the nave arcades belong to the same period: the clerestory and roof are plain Perpendicular: both nave and aisles are embattled: the Norman font is cylindrical, widening towards the top, and the whole exterior is richly carved in three bands, the lowermost being fluted; the base is cushioned, with cable moulding: there are brasses to John Waleys, vicar, 1400; William Waleys; and Sir William Walley, vicar, 1506, besides several memorial slabs of ancient date: in an arch in the wall of the south aisle is an effigy of Sir John Sewell knt. formerly of this parish: there are also various monuments to members of the Brandreth family.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1538.

All Saints
Houghton Regis

Denomination:Church of England
Diocese:St. Albans