All Saints - Middleton Cheney All Saints - Middleton Cheney Gothic tomb. All Saints - Middleton Cheney

The west tower is around 150ft high. The south doorway is original of c1300, and most of the windows are of the Geometrical Gothic style of the same period, but they were renewed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1865.

Perpendicular head corbel. All Saints - Middleton Cheney Painted roof. All Saints - Middleton Cheney Perpendicular head corbel. All Saints - Middleton Cheney

The painted roof has Perpendicular style head corbels.

Perpendicular style font. All Saints - Middleton Cheney Perpendicular style pulpit. All Saints - Middleton Cheney Perpendicular style pulpit. All Saints - Middleton Cheney

The Perpendicular style is also relected in the font and pulpit. However, the body of the church is in the Decorative Gothic style dating from 1325-1335.

Three young men in the fiery furnace - Burne-Jones Morris & Co. stained glass - All Saints - Middleton Cheney

However, what makes Middleton Cheney is the stained glass work by Morris & co. The west window has a piece entitled “Three young men in the fiery furnace” by Burne-Jones.

East window memorial to William Croome - All Saints - Middleton Cheney East window memorial to William Croome - All Saints - Middleton Cheney

The East window memorial to William Croome (d1865). Designed by William Morris Co 1864.The figures below the tracery lights represents the twelve tribes of the Apolcalypse. Below are representations off Adam, Noah, David, Isiah, St Peter, St. Paul, St Augustine, St Catherine, Abraham, Moses, Eve, the Virgin, Magdalene, and St. Agnes.

The Censing Angels, Seraph, St. Peter, St. Augustine, St. Catherine, Eve, the Virgin, Magdalene, and St. Agnes are by William Morris. The four beasts, and the banners are by Philip Webb. The Adoration of the Lamb and St Alban are by Burne-Jones. St. John and St. Paul by Ford Madox Brown. The twelve tribes, David, Isiah, Abraham, and Moses by Simeon Solomon.

South chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney South chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney South chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney

The south window of the chancel contains panels by Ford Madox Brown depicting scenes from the old testament. The tracery light is by Philip Webb.

North chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney North chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney North chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney

North chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney North chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney North chancel window - All Saints - Middleton Cheney

The two north chancel windows were designed by Burne-Jones as a memorial to his friend W.C. Buckley who was the vicar.

Mosaic. All Saints - Middleton Cheney Mosaic. All Saints - Middleton Cheney

In addition to the stained glass the church also contains mosaics by the company of James Powell & sons.

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