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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: 1232799



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thornton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 408201

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4/176 Church of St. Michael



Parish church. C14, N. aisle rebuilt and church restored 1850. Nave, aisles, W. tower; chancel demolished 1780 when interior of church refurnished. Coursed rubble stone, lead roofs. W. tower of three stages with diagonal buttresses to lower stage, small cusped lancets to second stage and 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber; battlemented parapet, gargoyles, wrought iron weather vane in form of key. W. side has three steps to hollow chamfered arched doorway under label with worn carved head stops, 2-light Decorated window above. Nave has parapet to S. wall with blind tracery ornament, no clerestory. Aisles have crude battlements to E. and W. and three bays of 2-light Decorated windows with ogee tracery. C19 3-light Decorated E. window with reticulated tracery. Interor: Nave of four bays has double chamfered arcade on octagonal piers with moulded caps. Flat plaster ceiling with Gothick cornice, black and white marble paving. C14 chancel arch incorporated in E. wall. Fittings of c.1780 include box pews in aisles and double-decker pulpit in E. bay of N. aisle. W. gallery has pointed arched panels. Some C19 glass. Monuments: recumbent alabaster effigies to John Barton and wife, mid C15. flanking entry to nave. Re-assembled monument in centre of nave to Robert Ingylton and three wives 1472: re-assembled stone tomb chest with ogee niches and figures; fine brass of frour figures and 16 children under elaborate canopy of four ogee arches with crockets and finials. Brass to Jane Ingleton 1557 in E. bay of nave.

RCHM II pp 298-9

Listing NGR: SP7521236235

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume Two North, (1913)

National Grid Reference: SP 75210 36233


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