Among the largest sepulchral chapels attached to any English church, this cruciform mausoleum houses a remarkable sequence of 17 sculpted and effigied monuments, spanning nearly two and a half centuries (1614-1859), to the De Grey family of Wrest Park.
Read more about the history of the mausoleum.
Before You Go
Opening Times: The mausoleum is attached to Flitton Church, St John the Baptist, and is accessed via its nave. The mausoleum is opened from 2pm to 4pm on the following dates in 2023:
Sunday 2nd April
Sunday 7th May
Sunday 4th June
Wednesday 14th June
Sunday 2nd July
Wednesday 19th July
Sunday 6th August
Wednesday 16th August
Sunday 3rd September
Volunteers are on hand at these times and will be very happy to answer visitors' questions and share their knowledge about the mausoleum and the De Grey family.
Audio tour: There is an audio tour for the mausoleum and we advise that it is downloaded prior to your visit as the mobile network signal strength in the mausoleum and the church is rather variable - click here for information about the tour and to download it.
Parking: There is no car park at the church but there is limited on-street parking available on surrounding streets.
Facilities: There are no facilities at the church but there is a pub in the village and more options in either Flitwick or Ampthill.
Plan a Great Day Out
If you are looking for things to do in the area, less than two miles away, in the pretty village of Silsoe, lies Wrest Park. Previously home to the De Grey family, with dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, sweeping views and woodland walks, it's a real treat for the senses. Once you've explored some of its 90 acres and 300 years of garden history, treat yourself to something tasty at the café, learn more about Wrest at War in the exhibition, or let the kids run off some steam in the playground.