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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: 1117135



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


District: West Berkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Beech Hill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39982

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SU 66 SE BEECH HILL BEECH HILL ROAD (north west side) 6/3 Church of St Mary 14.4.67 the Virgin


Parish Church. 1867 by William Butterfield. Chequered brick and flint, brick and 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 4 stone corbel blocks and square 3 stage buttress below in gable centre. The turret is tile-hung at lower stage and clad in cedar shingles above at belfry level with 2-light wooden openings with louvres, and pyramidal shingle roof. North front: brick and stone plinth at east end, 3 buttresses, the one in the centre is lower; moulded string at cill level carried round buttresses; toothed brick eaves. 4 bays: 2-light windows with stone trefoil heads and plate tracery. Porch at left end with 2 small angled buttresses; timber framed entry screen with carved bargeboards, 2 wall seats and 4-light diamond leaded wood windows with pointed heads on each side with quatrefoil lights over. Interior: Red brick with white brick patterning. 4-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. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.84.

Listing NGR: SU6979764397

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 84

National Grid Reference: SU 69797 64397


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