CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1179339
Date first listed:
14-Jul-1953
Date of most recent amendment:
08-Oct-1981
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, WESSEX LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, WESSEX LANE

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

District:
City of Southampton (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 43988 15421

Details

1. WESSEX LANE 5239 South Stoneham Swaythling

Church of St Mary (formerly listed as St Mary's Church, South Stoneham) SU 41 NW 7/262 14.7.53

I

2. The parish church of South Stoneham and the village church of Swaythling. Chancel C12, nave C13, north transept of 1728, south transept of 1850s by G Guillaume and late C15 or early C16 west tower with small double uncusped belfry lights, later battlemented parapet and C19 west doorway. Built of stone rubble with tiled roof. The interior contains a fine late C12 chalk chancel arch, a piscina in the north chancel wall and a late C12 Purbeck marble font having a square bowl with incised arcading to the sides, on later clustered shafting. Good collection of monuments including a tomb of circa 1540 in the chancel, a wall monument to Edmund Clarke (died 1632) and a huge baroque monument to Edward Dummer, the builder of South Stoneham House, attributed to Hawksmoor. Late C18 and early C19 wall tablets in nave. The churchyard contains examples of C18 headstones with cherub, skull, heavenly crown, trumpet urn and hourglass and flower motifs and C19 oval body stones and chest tombs.

Listing NGR: SU4255313582

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
135959
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 18 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15223/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Alison Parsons. Source Historic England Archive
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