Church of St Peter, Gayhurst Court, Gayhurst - Milton Keynes (UA)

Renaissance design, built in 1728 for the Wrighte family. Only the crypt remains from the previous medieval church. Limestone- with grey rusticated plinth with yellow ashlar above. Interior: ashlar stone above panelled dado, plaster ceilings. Nave walls of 5 bays with Corinthian pilasters. Two stage west tower, arcaded cupola and ogee domed roof. Water penetrating Cupola/ Tower resulting in timber decay of the structure. Structural repairs now urgent. An unsuccessful application for a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship was made in 2017.

Church of St Peter, Gayhurst Court, Gayhurst - Milton Keynes (UA)
© Bryan Martin

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1211931
  • Local Planning Authority: Milton Keynes (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Peter
  • Street Name: Gayhurst Court
  • Unitary Authority: Milton Keynes (UA)
  • Parish: Gayhurst
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Milton Keynes North
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, RPG grade II

Contact Details

Nicola Lauder 01483 252074

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England