Friday, 22 January 2016

St Pauls Church Wooburn beefed up by Butterfield

St Pauls Wooburn in the late afternoon
Out walking with Rosie the puppy we see, against the pale afternoon light, the church of Saint Paul in familiar silhouette.

Though expansively transformed by Gothic Revivalist William Butterfield* in 1869, it is very old with a flint nave and a tall tower. Currently most of the church is shrouded in polythene as chaps are replacing the present roof and treating the infestation of Death Watch Beetle.The work started last October and should be completed in time for Eastertide services! Yay!

*Butterfield also designed All Saints, Margaret Street in London and built between 1850 and 1859. A ‘must-see’ church only minutes from John Lewis and the Apple Store in Regent Street.

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