Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Churches (25) : St Michael & All Angels, Halton

Despite appearances the parish church of St Michael & All Angels in the Buckinghamshire village of Halton is a fairly modern construction dating to 1813 [1] though designed to some extent in the style of a thirteenth century church [2]. It was built on the site of an older church though little external trace of that church now remains, just some stone curbing which marked the old chancel wall. The current church was built from grey stone and flint.

St Michaels has a tower to the West, a nave and aisles (probably a later addition either side of the nave and a bit too slim for the style adopted for the church). Inside the church are traces from the older church such as a brass of Henry Bradschawe and his wife dated 1553 plus a church plate of a similar vintage.

[1] Nikolaus Pevsner, Buckinghamshire (Penguin, 1960) p. 152
[2] "Parishes: Halton." A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 2. Ed. William Page. London: Victoria County History, 1908. 339-341. British History Online. Web. 19 February 2019. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/bucks/vol2/pp339-341.