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Church of St. Mary, Silchester

Description: Church of St. Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 139082

OS Grid Reference: SU6434162366
OS Grid Coordinates: 464341, 162366
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3567, -1.0774

Location: Church Lane, Silchester, Hampshire RG7 2HH

Locality: Silchester
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG7 2HH

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Listing Text

26.4.57 Church of St Mary


C12 to C17, all periods. Once a Norman nave, but altered by a north aisle of the early C13,and a south aisle of the mid C14; long chancel of the early C13, north and south porches, timber-framed bell turret. The chancel has lancets, with a Perpendicular east window, and a lat er window on the north and south sides. The north aisle had coupled lights, 2 arches with a round column with cushion caps, and a north door. The south aisle also has 2 arches; there is a recessed wall tomb with an ogee cusped arch, and a large 3-light reticulated windows. The massive timbers supporting the belfry occupy the western half of the nave and there is a C14 reticulated west window. The furnishings include a C15 wooden screen with pierced cresting, a hexagonal pulpit of 1639 with a domed tester, several wall monuments (1732, 1757, 1769), a large hatchment, a record of gifts of 1774, a set of painted Prescriptions, a C14 octagonal font, a female effigy (possibly of Margaret de Cusancia, died 1300), and several sections of medieval wall painting (mainly of masonry markings) on the eastern walls and deep reveals of the chancel. The exterior has tile roofing, the south aisle having a separate ridge but the north aisle is covered by a catslide from the nave. Walling of
flint (partly plastered) with stone dressings, and later buttresses (2 being massive brick structures at the west end). Single broach spire on shingled bell chamber. Gabled porches.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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