Church of St. Mark and St. Luke


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mark and St. Luke, Avington, Kintbury


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Mark and St. Luke, Avington, Kintbury

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

West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 37276 67964


SU 36 NE 12/11

KINTBURY AVINGTON Church of St. Mark and St. Luke



Church. C11, with C16 south porch and C19 north transept, datestone 1877. Flint with Bath stone dressings, rendered on west and south, tiled roof with gable parapets. Nave, chancel, south porch and north transept.

South elevation: large corner buttress to west, gabled south porch with moulded stone door surround under brick relieving arch. Two semi-circular headed windows to nave and two to chancel. South door with elaborately carved Norman doorway with half columns, the left with cushion cap and right with leaf cap. The jambs and arch have leaf, chevron and roll mould ornaments.

North elevation: Blocked two centred arched north doorway and one semi-circular headed window to nave.

West elevation: three semi-circular headed windows, the centre being taller.

Interior: two bay chancel with timber roof, but divided on walls by carved bases for roof vaulting, vault ribs set on pilasters with fluted and cushion caps at centre. Bulls head corbel and grotesque head corbel at east end. Vault ribs have beak head ornament. Aumbry in north wall, piscina and sediluim or easter tomb to south. Depressed chancel arch with recessed arches of ball flower, chevron and beak head ornaments, fluted and grotesque capitals to columns. Font said to be Saxon, tub with Romanesque style ornament of Ionic colonade encompassing 12 figures, roped top and plain leaf base.

Listing NGR: SU3727667962


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 160
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 75
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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