Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1117135
Date first listed:
14-Apr-1967
Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill

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Location

Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill

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

District:
West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Beech Hill
National Grid Reference:
SU 69797 64397

Details

SU 66 SE 6/3

BEECH HILL BEECH HILL ROAD (north west side) Church of St Mary the Virgin

14.4.67

GV II*

Parish Church. 1867 by William Butterfield. Chequered brick and flint, brick and Bath stone bands and dressings; old tile roof with decorative ridge tiles and stone coped gable on east end. Nave, chancel, bell turret rises from west gable on projecting brick and flint panel, with four stone corbel blocks and square three stage buttress below in gable centre.

The turret is tile-hung at lower stage and clad in cedar shingles above at belfry level with two-light wooden openings with louvres, and pyramidal shingle roof.

North front: brick and stone plinth at east end, three buttresses, the one in the centre is lower; moulded string at cill level carried round buttresses; toothed brick eaves. Four bays: two-light windows with stone trefoil heads and plate tracery.

Porch at left end with two small angled buttresses; timber framed entry screen with carved bargeboards, two wall seats and four-light diamond leaded wood windows with pointed heads on each side with quatrefoil lights over.

Interior: Red brick with white brick patterning. Four-bay arcade with stone dressings and square brick piers slightly chamfered. Carved wood tripartite screen to chancel; polychromatic brick and ceramic tiles on walls and floor of chancel with stone string carried over reredos and stepped up to form a pediment. Stone credence on north wall, piscina in vestry. Marble font with colonnaded front. Stained glass by Gibbs except the north east window in the aisle which is by Kempe, 1896.

Listing NGR: SU6979764397

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
39982
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 84
Websites
British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 5 February 2020 from https://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/buildingStones/StrategicStoneStudy/EH_atlases.html

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01534/06
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