Visit Newport Pagnell and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. An ancient town referred to in the Domesday Book as Newport, Pagnell being the name of the owners of the manor; it is situated on two rivers, the Ouse and the Lovat, the latter dividing the town. Once the greatest of all lace making towns, it is now a busy industrial centre. Built of iron in c. 1810, now an Ancient Monument, Tickford Bridge crosses the Lovat; the stone North Bridge crosses the Ouse. Near to the Ouse and close to the church is Tickford Abbey, now modernized but still on the site of the priory founded in Norman times and in use until Cardinal Wolsey appropriated its funds for the construction of a college at Oxford. Remains of the old building are preserved within the newer version.
The 14th-century church oversees the whole town from the centre where it stands. It has two fine porches, one with a vaulted roof and a priest's room over it, the other with a l5th-century roof, beneath which are decorated corbels. The interior has many arcades typical of the period and a 14th-century piscina. A brass monument of a man in the dress of the times is on the turret doorway, next to the chancel porch. The finely carved screens are worth closer inspection.
Despite the numerous modern buildings, the town still has many Georgian houses and the late Victorian building of Queen Anne's Hospital, on the site of an earlier one built for the poor of the town by Queen Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, which has a l7th-century beam bearing the words of an appeal for money for those less fortunate who were treated in the hospital.
Nearby towns: Aylesbury, Bedford, Buckingham, Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Olney, Winslow.
Nearby villages: Castlethorpe, Chicheley, Cranfield, Emberton, Deanshanger, Hanslope, North Crawley, Sherington, Soulbury, Stoke Goldington.
Have you decided to visit Newport Pagnell or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Newport Pagnell bed and breakfast (a Newport Pagnell B&B or Newport Pagnell b and b)
- a Newport Pagnell guesthouse
- a Newport Pagnell hotel (or motel)
- a Newport Pagnell self-catering establishment, or
- other Newport Pagnell accommodation