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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.


List entry Number: 1215009



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Twyford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 400029

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3/133 Church of St.Mary



Parish church. C12 S. doorway. C13 nave arcades. N. aisle and chancel. C14 W. tower, altered C15. C15 S. aisle S. porch and clerestory, altered C16. Restored C19. Coursed rubble stone. Tiled roof to nave, slates to chancel, lead to aisles. Perpendicular tower of 2 stages with diagonal buttresses, moulded plinth, battlemented parapet, and 2-light openings to bell- chamber. Addtional single lights to W. and E. W. side has moulded 4-centred arch with restored flat hoodmould, and 3-light window above. N. and S. sides enclosed by aisles. Nave has clerestory of 4 2-light windows, Perpendicular to N, C16 to S. S. aisle has parapet, 3-light Perpendicular windows to W. and to right of porch, and 2 ironstone windows with Y tracery, that to left with nailhead ornament on hoodmould. E. window is 3-light Decorated, altered. Fine C12 S. doorway has round arch with chevron and beakhead ornament, carved imposts, shafts with carved figure caps, and jambs with sun motifs. S. porch dated 1619 and 1833 has battlemented parapet with ogee niche to centre, and shallow pointed archway. Narrow N. aisle has low wide chamfered doorway, 2-light windows, one with Y tracery, and single cusped window to W. Vestry at E. end is C19. Chancel has battlemented parapet, small door with Caernarvon arch to N., 3-light Decorated window with ogee tracery to E., similar 2- light and Perpendicular 3-light windows to S. Interior: W. tower has 2-centred chamfered arches to nave and aisles. Nave has 4 bays of double chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers with moulded caps, and fine C15 roof with cusped trusses on carved head corbels. N. aisle has 2-light traceried window in E. wall with round arch over. S. aisle has braced tie beams on carved head corbels. S. wall has 2 small niches to E. and restored ogee tomb recess with carved columnar figure to centre. Restored chancel arch has chevron and triangular ornament. S. wall of chancel has ogee S. wall of chancel has ogee piscina on half-column, and triple sedilia with round arches flanking central ogee. C16 roof with moulded tie beams. Fittings: C12 font much restored 1877, with 4 columns to base; C15 doors; C15 benches with tretoiled finials to ends, C15 screen with pierced quatrefoils, upper part restored; C17 pulpit; other fittings C19. Monuments: brass to John Everdon, priest, 1416 in chancel; S. aisle has stone effigy of cross-legged knight and altered table tomb with brass to Thomas Giffard 1550; elaborate late C17 wall monument to Wenman family against E. wall of S. aisle with similar flanking tablets.

RCHM II pp. 302-306.

Listing NGR: SP6650926672

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP 66511 26670


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