St Peter and St Paul's Church

This magnificent church stands at the confluence of the Ouse and the Lovat. The original building is thought to have been constructed using materials from a castle on the same site.
Building work was undertaken in the 14th century, and the West Tower was built in 16th century. The tower has a clock and chimes, originally playing eight tunes. A new set of fourteen was installed for Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887.
Restoration work costing £7000 was carried out around 1830 and the pinnacles and battlements were added.
In the churchyard, there is an inscription by the Olney poet William Cowper on the tomb of J A Hamilton. This has been renovated in recent years.