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:
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