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CHURCH OF ST MARY

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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1158749

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY, BICESTER ROAD

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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Oakley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 42506

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Details

SP 61 SW OAKLEY BICESTER ROAD

5/125 Church of St. Mary

21.12.67

GV II*

Parish church. Originally C12, with early C14 chancel, S. transept and N. aisle, later C14 W. tower, and C15 clerestory. Restored C19. Coursed rubble stone, lead roofs to nave, and tower, tiled roofs to remainder. Nave, tower and aisle have moulded parpets. W. tower is of 2 stages, each with single cusped ogee lights, the W. side with 2-light traceried window to bell-chamber and another altered traceried window over C20 door. Stair turret with octagonal stone finial at S.E. corner. Nave has clerestory of single, cusped lights, 3 to N., 2 to S., and 2 3-light Perpendicular windows to S., the left totally restored. Medieval S. door with moulded arch in C20 roughcast porch. Small bell-cote at E. end of nave. N. aisle has moulded doorway and 3 2-light windows to N., the outer with cusped lights and flat heads, the central window arched and traceried. Similar traceried window to E., single cusped window to W. S. transept has restored angle buttresses, 2-light traceried windows to E. and W., and fine 3-light window with reticulated tracery to S. over wide cinquefoil tomb recess. Chancel also much restored, with 2 paired cusped windows to S., a C16 2-light window and a C19 3-light traceried window to N., and a similar 3-light E. window. Interior: triple chamfered arch to tower. Nave has N. arcade of 5 irregular double chamfered arches, the W. pier chamfered, centre piers circular, E. pier octagonal, all with moulded caps. Double chamfered arch to S. transept, the E. respond with small cusped niche. Cusped ogee piscina with traces of painting in E. wall of nave. C19 nave roof, the N. side on C15 stone corbels with mouldings or carved heads. 2 tomb recesses in N. aisle. Squint from transept to chancel. Double chamfered chancel arch. Chancel mostly C19. Fittings: circular font, possibly C13; C17 altar table with turned baluster legs; C19 glass. Monuments: elaborate marble wall tablet in transept to James Tyrell 1745; stone plaques in N. aisle to John Clarke 1722, the top with scrolls, drapery swag and scull, and to Anne Clarke 1713. RCHM I p. 263-5.

Listing NGR: SP6419412285

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP 64194 12285

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