Ruins of St Peter's Church

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The Grade II listed remains of St Peters Church and remnants of a walled graveyard can be found in Stanton Low Park.  With parts dating back to the 12th century, St Peters Church was built to serve the parishioners of Stantonbury Village and was still use up to end of the nineteenth century/early twentieth century.  The chancel arch dates from around 1150, a third arch was added for strengthening around the 14th century, this removed to St James Church in New Bradwell after the roof of St Peters collapsed in 1956.   The almost complete limestone east wall of the chancel with 14th century arch is mainly what can be seen at the site today.

The custodianship of St Peters Church transferred from Milton Keynes Council to The Parks Trust in 2016.  Prior to transfer of ownership  Local group Friends of St Peters Church who work to raise awareness of the importance of the site and research its history and Milton Keynes Council worked to stabilise and converse the ruins so that it could be appreciated by future generations. Work included repointing stones, rebuilding walls and recapping tops of the walls.

Research about St Peters can be found on the Friends of St Peters Church website:
www.savestpeterschurch.com/


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  • Stanton Low Park

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    Stanton Low Park - St Peter's Church

    Stanton Low Park lies to the north of Milton Keynes and offers attractive views across the valley of the River Great Ouse. It is one of Milton Keynes’ more recently-created parks (officially opened in 2016) and lies between the Oakridge Park residential area and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A children’s play area has been provided for use by local residents.

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    Refreshments are available from the nearby Black Horse pub next to the Grand Union Canal. There are shops selling food at the Oakridge Park Local Centre.

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  • Great Linford Manor Park is a special and wonderful place to visit, with a history that can be traced back at least to Saxon times. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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