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Penn Town Information

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Holy Trinity Church, Penn - Photo © John Salmon
Holy Trinity Church, Penn - Photo: John Salmon CCL

This interesting village in the splendid Chiltern Hills has a special association with the United States - it was the birthplace of William Penn (1644-1718), the well-to-do English Quaker who went on to found the colony of Pennsylvania and create the basis of the American constitution. The local church dates back to the 14th century and has a ‘doom’ painting which only came to light in 1938 after it had been hidden in the roof.