Monday, 26 June 2017
Churches (3) : St Mary's, Princes Risborough
The church received major rebuilds in more modern times with a major restoration in 1868 when the roof was made higher, the windows changed. The interior was also modified to add space for an organ and to remove the wall which separated the nave from the chancel.
The current tower of the church is not the original, the first tower was built in the 15th century but collapsed in 1803. A replacement spire was built in the 19th century though in in turn was replaced by the current tower in 1907 when the church received further restoration.
The church has continued to have improvements in recent times with a new floor, improved heating and larger parish offices to better suit a mediaeval church for its role in the current times .
 "Parishes: Princes Risborough." A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 2. Ed. William Page. London: Victoria County History, 1908. 260-267. British History Online. Web. 26 June 2017. <http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/bucks/vol2/pp260-267>
 "A Short History of St Mary's Princes Risborough" <http://www.stmarysrisborough.org.uk/install/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/History-of-St-Marys-leaflet.pdf>