Parish Church of St. Mary


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Statutory Address:
Parish Church of St. Mary, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury


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Statutory Address:
Parish Church of St. Mary, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

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

West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Shaw cum Donnington
National Grid Reference:
SU 47493 68303


SU 46NE 7/55

SHAW CUM DONNINGTON CHURCH ROAD (north side) Parish Church of St. Mary



Church. 1840-2. Joseph Hansom. Chancel of 1878 by William Butterfield. West tower, nave and south porch of Bath stone ashlar; chancel and vestry to north of flint with Bath stone dressings. Slate roof. Norman style with late C13 style chancel.

West tower of three stages with angle buttresses. West door with two orders and two-light window above with central shaft. Third stage with diagonal buttresses and two-light bell chamber openings. Corbelled parapet with pinnacles; and short spire.

Nave of six bays with tall round headed windows, shallow buttresses, plinth, parapet and stair turret at south-west corner.

Gabled south porch; south door with single order and chevron decoration.

Chancel with two two-light windows to south and three-light east window with cinquefoiled head. Vestry with rose window and stack above to east.

Interior. Nave has west gallery and roof of c.1840 and plain Norman font. Moulded and chamfered chancel arch. Chancel has wagon roof and contemporary painted decoration. Fittings of c.1878. Many late C18 and early C19 monuments in nave. Good monument of 1707 to Sir Thomas Dolman. Breast plate and helmet on north-east wall of nave.

Listing NGR: SU4749368303


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 94-95
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 213
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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Date: 26 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/09076/05
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