Church of St. Denys


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Denys, Stanford Dingley


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Denys, Stanford Dingley

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

West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Stanford Dingley
National Grid Reference:
SU 57554 71703


SU 57 SE 6/31

STANFORD DINGLEY Church of St. Denys


Church. C12, C13 and C14 with early C18 chancel. Restored 1870 and 1885. Flint with Bath stone dressings, brick chancel with plinth, stone window dressings, moulded brick eaves cornice and parapet to east. Old tile roofs, weatherboarded bellcote at west end of nave with four louvres on each face, pyramidal slate roof and weathervane. Nave, north and south aisles, south porch and chancel.

Nave, west end: C14 arched doorway with hoodmould and boarded door with old ironwork, two ogee-light square headed window above with hoodmould. Southside: paired C19 lancets to left.

South aisle: small C19 lancet at west end and C13 quatrefoil opening at east end. Large C13 trefoil arched south doorway with carved roundel at apex, hoodmould, and shafts with stiff leaf capitals. Old boardeddoor with contemporary ironwork. Triple C19 cusped lancets to right. C19 gabled south porch with chamfered arch, hoodmould with carved stops, and square openings to east and west.

North aisle: three bays with buttresses, paired C19 cusped lancets to left, and cusped lancets in centre and to right. C13 lancets at east and west ends.

Chancel: single round arched windows to north and south, stone wall tablet to Catherine Juliana of 1811 at left to south, and single round arched east window with keystone.

Interior: three bay north arcade and two bay south arcade, with moulded arches of differing sizes, stiff leaf capitals and hoodmoulds. Nave roof of three bays with ties, arch braced collars, double purlins and wind-braces. Moulded chancel arch with medieval glazed bricks in north respond. Remains of C13 wall painting in nave. Norman tub font, coat of arms above chancel arch, Commandment boards in chancel and Creed boards in north aisle. Other fittings C19.

Monuments: brasses in north aisle to Lady Margaret Dyneley, 1444, and to John Lyford, 1610. Brass of man Circa 1620 in south aisle.

Listing NGR: SU5755571703


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 112-114
Gathorne Hardy, R, Saint Denys Church, (1965)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 225-226
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949), 143-144
British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 5 February 2020 from


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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