Church of St Mary


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St Mary, Church Road


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Mary, Church Road

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

Fareham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 50008 05551


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/04/2020

SU 40 NE and SU 5005 SU 5103 27/502 and 14/502

HOOK WITH WARSASH CHURCH ROAD (east side) Church of St Mary

GV II Church.1871, by R Brandon for A Hornby of the Hook Estate. Rockfaced rubble stone with ashlar dressings; plain tile roof with ridge tiles. Four-bay aisled nave with clerestorey, north and south porches, and bellcote to west gable. Lower two-bay chancel with apse, north vestry, and south organ chamber.

In Gothic style, the windows of the nave and paired one-light clerestorey windows in Decorated style, the aisles in Perpendicular style and the apse in Early English style. Chamfered plinth; offset buttresses; continuous roll-moulded sill band; hoodmoulds to windows at east end; board doors with decorative iron hinges. The bellcote has a full-height ashlar buttress; is of ashlar stone, octagonal on plan, with lancet openings, crocketted cornice, and tapering stone roof with scrolled finial and weathervane. A circular eaves stack to either side of west gable.

Interior: pointed-arched nave arcades on circular columns; corbelled colonnettes support arch-braced roof trusses with decorative bosses and angels to intermediate trusses; simpler aisle roofs with sexfoils in spandrels. Roll moulded chancel arch supported by colonnettes on leafy corbels; slender early English-style columns support ribs of decorative wooden roof. In chancel encaustic tile floor and sedilia. In nave contemporary font and pulpit, the latter wooden on stone base with brass apostolic panels.

The church is the most important item in the group of church, school (qv) and schoolhouse (qv, no 130) which Hornby built to serve the two villages of Hook and Warsash.

Listing NGR: SU4973705859


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Books and journals
Hall, S , Fareham Past and Present, (1974)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967)


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: 14 May 2000
Reference: IOE01/02015/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter MacLeod. Source Historic England Archive
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