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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: 1319256



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hardwick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 42158

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6/9 Church of St. Mary



Parish church. Nave probably of late Pre-Conquest date, W tower and S. aisle added mid C14. Chancel rebuilt, incorporating some old masonry, 1872-3. N. vestry and S. porch also added and remainder restored at this date. Coursed rubble stone, tower and S. clerestory rendered. Nave and tower have lead roofs,tiled chancel, S. aisle with C20 pantiles. W. tower of 2 stages has plinth, battlemented parapet, angle buttresses and parapet of square stair turret at S.W. corner. 2- light traceried openings to bell chamber, small lancet below to S., 2-light traceried window and clock to W. Nave has moulded parapet, N. wall also with plinth and off-set buttresses. C15 traceried 3-light windows flank moulded doorway to N. Over door is a Cll window with semi-circular head and double splayed sides. S. side of nave has clerestory of 3 C15 cusped 3-light windows with flat heads, the window in E. bay with hoodmould, and small quatrefoil window between E. bays. S. aisle has C19 moulded cornice and 3 2-light traceried windows, 2 to E. bays C14 with ogee tracery and arched heads, window in W. bay later with flat head. Traceried round window in E. wall rebuilt C20. Moulded S. doorway with some carved foliage ornament. Chancel has moulded plinth and sill course, the S. side with 2 2-light traceried windows and small door,one similar window to N., and 3-light window to E. Interior: triple chamfered arch to tower. Nave has 5-bay S. arcade of double chamfered arches on shaped quatrefoil piers with flattened lobes and moulded capitals. Blocked openings to rood-loft stairs. C15-C16 roof with chamfered and hollow-chamfered beams. S. aisle has piscina with triangular head, and 4-centred arch over reveal of S.W. window. C19 chancel arch. Chancel Cl9 with arch to organ in N.wall, and cusped piscina and window- seat sedilia to S. Fittings: small C17 chest; painted stone and glazed tile reredos dated 1899; C19 glass and other fittings. Monuments: painted stone and marble monument to Sir Robert Lee and family, 1616, with relief of figures kneeling at reading desk, family behind, and flanking Doric piers with entablature blocks and obelisks; base of marble monument to John Wood; marble tablets in S. aisle to Richard Harris 1613, William Barker 1669, John Dummer 1694 and James Fussell 1760. RCHM II p. 141 -2.

Listing NGR: SP8065418982

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP 80654 18982


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