WOLVERTON PAST

A HISTORY RESOURCE FOR WOLVERTON AND DISTRICT

Mainly Wolverton, Bradwell and Stantonbury, Stony Stratford and Calverton

St Giles Church from the Square

The churches on either side of the High Street probably began life as "chapels of ease' for travellers inthe early 13th century. They became propperous and certainly by the end of that century had become churches.

 

The church on the Wolverton side, St Mary Magdalen, was destroyed in the overnight fire that started at the Bull Inn in 1742. Browne Willis donated money to restore the tower, but the citixens of Stony Stratford lost interest in completing the restoration  and it has remained thus, unused ever since,

 

Below Wolverton St Mary's Church on the London Road, built in the 19th century.

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