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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: 1124276



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ludgershall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 42482

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3/101 Church of St. Mary


- I

Parish church. Chancel rebuilt early C14, nave altered and aisles added mid C14, early C15 W. tower, late C15-C16 S. porch, C19 restorations and organ chamber. Limestone rubble, tiled chancel, lead roofs to remainder. Tower of 2 stages, set into W. bay of nave, has restored battlemented parapet, angle buttresses, 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber and 3-light W. window with reticulated tracery. C15 sanctus bellcote with carved finials at E. end of nave. Aisles have moulded parapets and early C16 windows with 4-centred lights in square headed openings. N. aisle also has restored C14 E. window of 3 traceried lights. Blocked N. doorway with 2-centred chamfered arch. Moulded S doorway. 2 storey S. porch has parapet, 2-centred double-chamfered arch with inner order on semi-octagonal piers, and single 4-centred light above. Floor inside has been removed. Chancel has 2 bays of restored Perpendicular traceried windows with 4-centred heads, 2-light to N. flanking C19 lean-to organ chamber, and 3-light to S. flanking small moulded doorway. C19 3-light traceried E. window. Interior: tower has triple-chamfered arches to nave and aisles, the 2 inner orders on semi-octagonal piers with moulded caps. Traces of former arches of nave arcade remain above. Nave now of 3 bays with arcades of double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Ornamental capitals: N.W. pier with dogtooth ornament; S.W. pier with carved heads; second pier in each arcade with carved half-figures inter- linking arms, all restored. Other capitals moulded. Late C15-C16 nave roof with moulded purlins, ridge and tie beams, the tie beams on curved braces with carved spandrels and carved wooden angel corbels. Aisles have squints to chancel, that to S. with cusped opening. S. aisle also has rectangular piscina and stairs to upper chamber of porch. Double- chamfered chancel arch, the inner order on attached shafts with moulded caps. Chancel has rectangular piscina with carved fleurons, and hammer- beam roof, probably C17, now partly concealed. Fittings: fine C12 tub font, the lower edge with enriched fluting; early C17 altar table with turned balusters and carved frieze; early C17 chair; old chest. Monuments: brasses to Anne Englishe 1565, her daughter and grand-daughter, all set into top of altar tomb in chancel; large early C19 tomb chest with pyramidal roof, flaming urn, and eye-shaped panels commemorating members of Spiers family 1817-46 at W. end of N. aisle. Wycliffe was non-resident vicar here in C14. (RCHM I p. 249 - 5O).

Listing NGR: SP6598917203

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume One South, (1912)

National Grid Reference: SP 65989 17204


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