Church of St. Mary


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mary, Park Lane, Hampstead Marshall


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mary, Park Lane, Hampstead Marshall

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

West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Hampstead Marshall
National Grid Reference:
SU 42000 66746


SU 46 NW 15/5

HAMSTEAD MARSHALL PARK LANE (south side) Church of St. Mary



Church. C14 with C15 north aisle, C17 tower, altered early C17. Flint with stone and brick dressings, brick tower, plain tiled roofs. Tufa, Sarsen stone, Bath stone and Caen stone elements. Nave, chancel, tower, north aisle, south porch.

Three stage tower broken by brick bands, corner buttresses to first stage with two-light louvre to upper stages, sundial on south face of top stage and crenellated parapet, C19 west door.

South elevation: two-light C19 window to left, gabled south porch dated 1893 above round arched entry, one-light and two-light windows to nave and two two-light windows to chancel all with square heads and label moulds.

East elevation: former east window to chancel blocked with flint and tiled bands, three-light east window to aisle with depressed arched head and Perpendicular tracery. north wall has two two-light Perpendicular windows with label moulds and carved heads at springers.

Interior: all walls plastered and paint. Chancel: boarded ceiling with moulded central beam; wooden reredos with thin columns and plain panelled frieze and thin carved cornices. Depressed chancel arch with remains of rood loft and stair to north on carved stone corbels. C17 altar rails with heavy turned balusters. Nave: two wide depressed arches to north aisle with grouped columns at east west and octagonal pier in centre, four bay roof, arch braced collars and butt purlins, queen post truss at junction with chancel shows signs of former flat ceiling, C18 box pews and C17 carved three decker pulpit with canopy and back board. Organ on gallery at west end supported on four tuscan columns. Memorial stone in floor to Sir Balthazar Gerbier, the architect of Hamstead Lodge, plain octagonal stone font.

Listing NGR: SU4200066746


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

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Date: 24 Jan 2004
Reference: IOE01/11766/03
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