Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1117524

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1955



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

District: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Hurley

National Grid Reference: SU 82588 84073


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1. 2017 HURLEY HIGH STREET ----------- Church of St. Mary

SU 88 SW 5/177 25.3.55


Part of the Benedictine priory, now the parish church. C12, altered C15, restored 1852 by Hakewill. Flint and stone, tile, coped gabled roof. Continuous nave and chancel, and a timber bell turret at the west end. Nave; north side: 4 round-headed C12 windows with original splayed inner jambs; the second from the west is C19. Between the second and third windows from the west end is a blocked round-headed doorway of 2 square orders, with quirked chamfered abaci at the springing of the head. South side: 6 round-headed C12 windows similar to those on the north wall. Under the third window from the west is a round-headed doorway mostly of C19. Stonework externally. West end: round-headed doorway: C12, much restored, 2 orders, the outer order having elaborate chevron enrichment, and carried upon shafted jambs with scalloped capitals and quirked chamfered abaci, C19 hood mould. Above the doorway is a C19 round-headed window with C12 jambs. On the apex of the gable is a wooden bell turret with louvred sides and a tile hipped roof surmounted with a cross. Large clasping buttresses projecting from each corner. Chancel, north side: three C12 round-headed windows with original splayed inner jambs. The easternmost window is blocked by The Cloisters (listed separately 17/10) adjoining on the north. East side: 2 round-headed windows with a small circular window above. These may be C12 but have C19 external stonework. South side: 3 windows, the 2 easternmost similar to those in the north wall and the third is early C14 with 2 trefoiled ogee lights with reticulated tracery under a pointed head. Below this window is a small ogee-headed recess, with sunk spandrels forming a square outline, with moulded jambs. To the right of this is a C19 priest's doorway. Interior: fine early C15 octagonal font tapering towards the bottom with sides of traceried panelling with small buttresses at the angles. Monuments: against the north wall of the chancel is an early C17 monument to John Lovelace of Ladye Place, d. 1558, and his wife d. 1579. It consists of a large strapwork panel, formerly containing an inscription; flanked by detached Ionic columns supporting an entablature above which is a second stage divided into 3 panels by small Doric columns. At the foot are 2 male figures dressed in Elizabethan costume. V.C.H. Vol.III, p.157. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.157.

Listing NGR: SU8258884073


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Legacy System number: 40909

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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 157
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 157

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