Eaton Bray, St Mary, Bedfordshire, **

“Eaton Bray is celebrated among enthusiasts for Early Gothic carving of which it offers a feast…clustered shafts rise to roll-moulded arches, curvaceous and feminine. Each capital is of the same design, the leaves deep-cut and ‘windblown’…This is craftsmanship of outstanding quality.”

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Dunstable, St Peter, Bedfordshire, **

“The west front is the most evocative survival of the old priory church. It is asymmetrical, down-at-heel and intriguing…What might be an intolerably dark interior is enlivened by that rare thing, excellent modern glass. This is by John Hayward and was inserted in 1972. It is bold yet in keeping with the medieval atmosphere of the church.”

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