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Church of St George the Martyr

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverton and Greenleys, Milton Keynes

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.062 / 52°3'43"N

Longitude: -0.8078 / 0°48'28"W

OS Eastings: 481830

OS Northings: 241077

OS Grid: SP818410

Mapcode National: GBR CZV.LM7

Mapcode Global: VHDSZ.YF9L

Entry Name: Church of St George the Martyr

Location: Wolverton and Greenleys, Milton Keynes, MK12

County: Milton Keynes

Parish: Wolverton and Greenleys

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Listing Date: 28 October 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 45638

Source ID: 1125328

Listing Text

WOLVERTON

891/2/234 ST GEORGES WAY
28-OCT-76 WOLVERTON
Church of St George the Martyr

II*

Anglican Church. 1843 by H. Wyatt and David Brandon in the Early English style with 1895 extension of double transepts, choir vestry and organ chamber by J. Oldrid Scott, and choir vestry and chancel extended by one bay in 1902 by also J. O. Scott. C20 alterations include large round west window of 1954 and re-ordering in 1975. Coursed, squared local limestone with red sandstone dressings of Hollington stone from Staffordshire, plain tile roofs, lead roof to vestry and slate-hung spire, originally covered with ribbed lead.

PLAN: Chancel, organ chamber to south side of chancel, vestry to north side, tower to northeast of nave and double transepts to north and south of nave, serving as aisles.

ELEVATIONS: West front has pointed arched doorway, a pair of lancet windows above and large rose window in gable inserted 1954 of ironstone from Hornton Warwickshire. Nave and transepts have lancet windows, those to transept ends paired and linked by one bay of blank arcade. Each transept gable has a circular sexfoiled window. 3-stage NE tower has doorway to north, with pointed arched head and one order of shafts, small trefoiled windows to middle stage above doorway and 2-light bellchamber openings with attached shafts bearing foliage capitals and Y tracery; corbel table and broach spire, slate-hung. Chancel has lancet windows to north and south sides and 5-light east window with small trefoiled circles to head and hood mould with carved head label stops. Vestry to north has pairs of windows with Caernarvon-arched heads. Former vestry to south side has blocked windows to south and east sides, the latter of two trefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil to head. Link between former vestry and transept has 3-light window with trefoiled heads to lights. Offset angle buttresses to chancel, diagonal offset buttresses to transepts. Stone-coped gables throughout that to east end of nave terminating on north side in carved lion conchant on tower.

INTERIOR: Dressings of Farleigh Down Bath stone and arcade piers of Forest of Dean grey stone, with moulded caps and bases of Portland stone. West gallery on timber posts with clock to centre of gallery front. Nave roof has prominent tie beam trusses. Rood screen of carved oak completed 1922 by J. O. Scott. Mosaic panels in west wall of chancel, mid-C19, re-set from former reredos. Stained glass windows by Powells of Whitefriars and in side windows of chancel earlier C19 stained glass from original east window.


Listing NGR: SP8183041080

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