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West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 59080 68480


BEENHAM SU 56NE 3/39 Church Of St.Mary 14.4.67


Church. Tower of 1794, nave and aisles of 1859, and chancel of 1871. Henry Woodyer. Brick tower with stone dressings, rest of flint with stone dressings, and tiled roof, catslide over nave and aisles. Late C13 style. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel and vestry. Tower: 3 stages with plinth, string courses, cornice, coped parapet and 4 corner obelisks, that to south-west with weathervane. Large mid C19 west window of 3 lights, and small early C19 arched window to north; round arched louvred bell chamber openings on all faces, and clock to east. South aisle: 3 square headed windows, 2 with 3 cusped lights and one with 4 cusped lights; 2-light window to west and 3-light window to east, both with hood moulds. South porch with chamfered arch, hood mould, IHS carved in coped parapetted gable, and 3 cusped lights, on each side. North aisle: 3 square headed windows, one with 4 cusped lights and 2 with 5 cusped lights; 2-light window to west with hood mould. Chancel: three 2-light windows to south; clasping buttresses and 3-light window with geometrical tracery and hood mould to east. Vestry: cusped lancet to east, door, and 3 stepped lancets under gable to north. Interior: 5 bay north and south aisle arcades with round piers, moulded bases and capitals, moulded arches and hood moulds with carved stops. Arch braced nave roof. Simple moulded chancel arch without capitals, hood mould has stops carved as wheat and leaves. Painted decoration in chancel and aisles by Miss Sharp of Ufton Court, including neo-Quattrocento Last Supper. All fittings C19 including font, eagle lectern, pulpit and reredos. Many wall tablets, including, in tower, those to Berrington, with Cherubs and 2 Ionic pilasters supporting cornice; John Berrington of l126, with fluted pilasters, cornice and coat of arms; Hopson; and in nave to Thomas Stackhouse with triangular pediment and open book above. V.C.H. Vol.3, p.279; B.O.E.Berkshire, p.85.

Listing NGR: SU5908068480


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1923), 279
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 85


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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06342/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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