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Church of St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed church in Yielden, Bedfordshire, England.

It is a good example of a village church mainly in the Decorated style.

Originally the Trailly family received it from the monks at Thorney Abbey early in the 12th Century and was confirmed to them by a charter of Pope Alexander III in 1162.

Although Norman in origin its shows no indication of this in its construction. It consists of a Nave and Chancel dating back to the early 13th Century and had been considerably re-modelled since then, the most notable feature being the tower and broach spire.

The churchyard contains Commonwealth war graves of a Norfolk Regiment soldier of World War I and an airman of World War II.

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