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Hertsmere (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 18325 01859


TL 10 SE SHENLEY SHENLEYBURY (East side) Shenley

3/290 St. Botolphs 25.2.52 (formerly listed as Church of St. Botolph)


Former Parish Church now house. Circa 1424 following a bequest by Maud, Countess of Salisbury. Chancel demolished, the rest re-roofed and altered 1753. SW tower demolished 1925. Squared knapped flintwork of a high standard with brick and stone dressings. Tiled roofs. Rectangular on plan with 2 span roof. Original nave and S aisle remain; tower, chancel and nave arcade demolished. 4 bays. N and S windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights, double chamfered, with simple rectilinear tracery under 2 centred arched heads. Diamond leaded panes. Hood moulds. Cement rendered surrounds. 2 stage buttresses, between bays and at angles, with raking tiled tops, and brick quoins. Buttresses stop below brick dentilled eaves cornice. Original tower S door in W bay. Plank door with strap hinges. Double hollow chamfered surround with pointed arched head. Smaller door in 2nd bay from E end. Moulded C19 surround with pointed head. Above this door a square stone sun-dial set at an angle dated 1741 and inscribed 'TEMPUS FUGIT'. Entrance in W bay on N wall. Pointed arched head, moulded C19 surround. Large C19 stack to centre on N side ramped up from a broad base at eaves to a narrow shaft, oversailing courses to a gabled cap. Brick parapets to gable ends. W end wall: C19 4 light window with 4 centred head and simple Perpendicular tracery. Brick and flint diamond patterned flushwork in gable with rendered date 1753. Brick kneelers and corbelling to parapet. Braced timber support for bell, now missing. E end wall: similar, C19 4 light window with traces of earlier chancel arch opening. Flushwork, braced timber support. Some stone blocks in gable and as quoins in buttresses. Interior: 1970's living accommodation inserted. C18 double queen post roof. Marble and alabaster monument to Sir Jeremiah Snow, d.1704, on N wall near W end. Base with inscription and projecting arms below gadrooning. Niche above with urn, keyed head and skull finial. C17 floor slabs and indents for brasses. C19 plaster font. Traces of mid C19 and early C20 stained glass in top lights of most windows, largely removed to Church of St. Martin (q.v.) following declaration of redundancy in 1972. (RCHM 1910:VCH 1923:Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL1832501859


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1923)
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)


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: 20 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10388/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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