CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1113573

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1957

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, ST MARY'S BUTTS

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, ST MARY'S BUTTS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Reading (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 71411 73318

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Details

ST MARY'S BUTTS 1. 5128 (East Side) Church of St Mary

SU 7173 SW 2/235 22.3.57.

I

2. Church of England. Like St Laurence's, a Reading landmark. Nothing retains of the Norman Church except a doorway built into north wall. Built in distinctive materials: a chequerwork of flint and ashlar with tiled roofs. Prominent west tower, hall church with 4 bay aisled nave and projecting chancel. The tower, 1550-53, is of 3 stages, crenellated and with polygonal angle buttresses capped by crocketed pinnacles. The south aisle with projecting gabled porch in 3rd bay is 5+2 (later) bays with dividing buttresses and Decorated-style tracery. 3 bay chancel (1864) in Early English style with bill flowers to moulded cornice. (Built in knapped and squared flint). To north vestry projects with door to east and older polygonal turret with decorated cornice. The north transept is indicated by a gable. 3 bay north aisle (1871, Joseph Morris) with decorated tracery. Interior: south arcade circa 1200 with chamfered soffits and alternately scalloped and fluted caps (Pevsner sees these as transitional waterleaf) North arcade has a circa 1300 1½ bay return screen to form transept. Arch brace truss roof with scissor braces above. 4 dormers in south slope of nave roof. Screen dated 1631 under west tower gallery has cusped panelling. Memorial to William Kendrick (died 1635). Memorial by Flaxman to John Monck (died 1809).

Listing NGR: SU7141073334

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 39156

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