St Thomas' Church


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
St Thomas' Church, East Shefford, RG17 7EF


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Statutory Address:
St Thomas' Church, East Shefford, RG17 7EF

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

West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Great Shefford
National Grid Reference:
SU 39058 74679


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/01/2020

SU 37 SE 10/7


(Formerly listed as The Old Church)


Church. Norman with remodelled C15 windows, nave and chancel. Old tile roof. Flint and stone walls, Ferricrete, part rendered with Bath stone dressings. Simple gabled roof swept down over small chapel to south of chancel. Plain gabled south porch, one two-light and one single light square headed window under drip moulds. Wall gabled dormer over chapel.

Interior: fine alabaster tomb to Sir Thomas Fettiplace and wife (1447 and 1442). On north wall of chancel recessed Purbeck altar tomb with brasses and canopy about 1520. C16 floor tiles in chancel and remains of paintings above chancel arch. Door and portion of rood loft stair remains. Norman tub font. Vested in the Redundant Churches Fund (later the Churches Conservation Trust).

Listing NGR: SU3905874680


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 236
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 168
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: 02 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/06179/25
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