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CHURCH OF ST MARY

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1117242

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET

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

County:

District: West Berkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kintbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1962

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Jun-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39727

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History

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Details

SU 36 NE KINTBURY CHURCH STREET

12/20 Church of St. Mary 6.2.62 (formerly listed under II* Kintbury)

Church. Originally C12, Tower C13, restored extensively 1850 and 1880 by Bodley and Garner. Flint with stone dressings, mainly rendered except on chancel, part of tower and south porch. South transept brick with stone dressings. Tiled roof with stone coped gable parapets. Cruciform plan with west tower and south porch. Tower: Square with corner buttresses, 3 short stages with stone string courses and gargoyles at parapet base. Top stage of chequer pattern stone and flint on south face with clock face over louvre. West door in Norman-style with billet and chevron moulds. Sundial on south west buttress. Nave: C19, Decorated-style windows flanking C19 Norman-style south porch. South Transept: C18 rebuild in brick, parapet with stone string and coping, 3-light Decorated-style window under 2-centred arched drip mould. Chancel: C19 Decorated-style windows flanking central door. Interior: simple 5 bay painted C19 roof to Nave and 3 bay Chancel. North transept has pair of marble pyramidal monuments on East wall with busts in classical Roman style to Jemmet Raymond 1767 and Sir Jemmet Raymond of Barton 1754. Surmounted by a bracketted cornice with busts flanking an urn.and hanging drapery. To north of Chancel Arch in Nave is a white marble monument on black ground, a rectangular panel with cornice and urn surmount, to Charles Dundas Baron Amesbury 1832, ground inscribed "Patent Works Westminster" to south of Chancel Arch in Nave is rectangular gothic-style marble monument to Rev. Fulwar Craven Fowle 1840. To north of Chancel Arch in Chancel is monument to Philip Emnett esq. 1678, a black oval panel surrounded by white carved flowers, fruit and swags with a cherub's head at the base and surmounted by two cherubs flanking a scutcheon with ribbon scroll between deaths heads beneath a crested helm. South wall of chencel has brass to John and Alice Gunter of 1624, two figures above inscription panel. Three C18 memorial tablets on west wall of south transept. Painted and gilded carved timber reredos in gothic-style central panel depicting crucifixion flanked by double panels with painted central scutcheons all surmounted by carved cornice. Tower has re-used C17 stair with turned balusters leading to gallery. V.C.H. Berkshire Vol.iv pages 214-216.B.O.E. Berkshire page 162.

Listing NGR: SU3832767005

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 214-216
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 162

National Grid Reference: SU 38327 67005

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