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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Swaythling, City of Southampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9366 / 50°56'11"N

Longitude: -1.3753 / 1°22'31"W

OS Eastings: 443988

OS Northings: 115422

OS Grid: SU439154

Mapcode National: GBR RVM.DD

Mapcode Global: FRA 860M.N0K

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Location: Southampton, SO18

County: City of Southampton

Locality: Swaythling

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Last Amended: 8 October 1981

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135959

Source ID: 1179339

Listing Text

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

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