CHURCH OF SAINT MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1319266
Date first listed:
18-Oct-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT MARY

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT MARY

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

District:
Buckinghamshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Mentmore
National Grid Reference:
SP 90385 19776

Details

SP 91 NW MENTMORE

4/116 Church of St. Mary

18.10.66

GV II*

Parish church. Some early C13 details, aisles rebuilt C14 and C15, late C15 W. tower, nave arcades and clerestory, chancel rebuilt and remainder very much restored 1858 by G.H. Stokes. C19 S. porch and N. vestry. Dressed limestone, tiled roofs to chancel and porch, lead roofs to remainder. W. tower of 2 stages has plinth, battlemented parapet, diagonal buttresses and square stair tower to S.E. Bell-chamber has 2-light traceried openings. 3-light cusped window over nave and aisles. 3-bay clerestory has 3-light cusped windows with 4-centred heads. Aisles have 2-light traceried windows, the S. aisle irregular with 3-light E. window and one window to S. with flat head and X tracery. S. door in moulded 2-centred arch. Chancel has one bay of lancets, additional 2-light traceried window to S., and 3-light traceried E. window. Vestry to north. Interior: Tower has double hollow chamfered arch on attached shafts, with moulded caps. Nave arcades of 3 bays have moulded arches on quatrefoil piers with shafts in angles, battlemented capitals and bases made out of C13 stiff-leaf capitals. C19 roof retaining C15-C16 carved figures of angels, restored. Chancel arch rebuilt C19 with double- chamfered arch on semi-octagonal piers and with small carved stone angel stops. Fittings: round medieval font; fragments of C15 glass in window in N. aisle; C17 altar table with turned balusters and fluted frieze in N. aisle; glass in E. window 1890 by Kempe; other fittings C19. Monuments: W. wall of N. aisle has small brass to John Theede 1641; marble wall tablet above to Thomas Theed 1702 with carved draperies, winged cherub heads and coat of arms. RCHM II p. 195-6.

Listing NGR: SP9038519776

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
42101
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/03737/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Thomas. Source Historic England Archive
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