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St. Mary, Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire


The church of St. Mary is a noble edifice of the Perpendicular period, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of five bays, aisles and a western embattled tower containing 6 bells and a clock with chimes: the church was restored in 1868, the parishioners and others having subscribed about £2,700 for the work, carried out under the direction of Messrs. Cory and Ferguson, architects, of Carlisle: the rood-loft stairs remain, and an ancient carved chancel screen with a modern cornice; there are also some fragments of old oak carving in the aisles and fragments of stained glass: the font is octagonal and coeval with the church: there are brasses to John Coesgrave and wife, c. 1400; and a female effigy, worn, c. 1450: the communion plate bears date 1609: the church affords 460 sittings.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1556.

St. Mary
Eaton Socon

Denomination:Church of England
Diocese:St. Albans