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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1115994



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Brickhill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 350758

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9/21 Church of St. Mary

18.10.66 II*

Parish church Mid C13 chancel and central tower, nave altered C14 and C15. S. aisle added mid C15, N. aisle late C15, both continued to E, past the tower, to form chapels. S. porch added 1865-7 when the whole church was heavily restored. Greensand rubble with limestone dressings, rendered tower. Nave and chancel have slate roofs, aisles and tower have lead roofs and battlemented parapets W. end has 3-light traceried window over small moulded doorway with 2-centred arch and 3-light aisle windows with cusped lights and 4-centred heads. S. aisle has similar windows, 3 to S. and one to E, and a 2-light window with flat head to left of door. Doorway has moulded 2-centred arch with blind tracery in spandrels and carved angel stops to flat hoodmould. N. aisle has 3 3-light windows with flat heads, and moulded doorway Central tower has bell-chamber with 2-light decorated windows, and an octagonal stair turret on the S. side. Early English chancel with one bay of lancet windows to N.and S., and 3-light window with plate tracery to E. Interior: nave has 4 bays of C15 double chamfered arches on octagonal piers with moulded caps, and C13 triple chamfered arch on more massive semi-octagonal piers to tower. Similar arch between Tower and chancel. Tower has solid walls to N. and S., the S. wall with blocked 2-light window, restored arched doorway and single light to stair turret in S.E. corner, and moulded archway to chapel, now vestry. N. chapel has double chamfered arch to chancel and original arched piscina. Chancel has good C13 details the windows being deeply recessed with traces of paintings on the splays, and having moulded arches on slender ringed shafts with moulded caps, the shafts of the E. window of coloured marble. Fittings: C17 altar table with turned baluster legs;late C19 glass; other fittings C19. C18 and C19 marble memorial tablets to members of Duncombe and Barton families includhg one of 1721, one to Rev. John Barton 1760, to Mary Bristowe 1762, and Rev. Philip Barton, 1786. Handsome pair of early-mid C18 tablets flanking S. door have curved black marble inscription panels with flanking ionic columns, entablatures with mourning putti and coats of arms, and gilded cherub heads and sculls to bases.

RCHM II p.120-121

Listing NGR: SP9011430786

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume Two North, (1913)

National Grid Reference: SP 90114 30786


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