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17 February 2014

Seek out Old St Andrew's Church, Kingsbury

On a largely direction-less walk in north London yesterday, your author took a wrong turn and found himself transported to the beautifully wild graveyard of Old St Andrew's Church in Kingsbury, almost exactly between the Welsh Harp Reservoir and Wembley. The Churches Conservation Trust cares for Grade I listed St Andrew's, and it is thought to be the oldest building in Brent. Indeed, we are told that the exterior of rendered flint rubble contains some Roman bricks and tiles, and whatever its age it is certainly very pretty, like a little country church in a quiet corner our city.

The church dates from the 12th to 13th centuries and though it was subject to restorations in the 19th century, it is known to contain many earlier features including brasses and memorials from the 16th to 19th centuries and a 13th century font. Though it is sadly usually locked, it may be possible to arrange access by appointment for particularly keen visitors, and the graveyard is certainly worth a visit in its own right.

For more, see http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Andrews-Church-Kingsbury-London/

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