St. Giles of provence church, Totternhoe
The Church of St Giles became a Grade I listed building on 3 February 1967.The church was built using stone from local quarries and has a fine exterior. Building began in the 14th century and was not completed until the 16th. Said to host “the best set of bells in Bedfordshire”..
Mainly Tottenhoe stone with chequered ashlar and flint east chancel wall. Battlemented. Chancel C14. Remainder late Perpendicular. Four bay arcades with capital of east respond of north arcade bearing an angel with a shield depicting an ash tree rising from a well, a symbol for Ashwell. Original nave and aisle roofs with moulded purlins, carved beams and bosses. “Flint-flushwork” decoration used in the gable of the nave. In chancel, brass of John Warwekhyll, vicar (deceased 1524).
St Giles Church
The Ride, Church Road
Totternhoe, LU6 1RH