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Description: Church of St Mary the Less
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 139605
OS Grid Reference: SU3948140219
OS Grid Coordinates: 439481, 140219
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1599, -1.4368
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SU 34 SE CHILBOLTON WINCHESTER ROAD
3/44 Church of St. Mary
Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, 1842, and restoration of 1893. Norman
nave with blocked clerestory window, Early English chancel, North and South
aisles of C14, Tower of 1842, vestry and porch of the last date. Tile roof,
carried over the aisles; walls of flint rubble with rendering to the chancel
and north aisle, stone dressings (buttresses, windows and plinth). There are
restoration lancets and coupled lights, with one Perpendicular window to the
south of the chancel. The tower, at the west end of the south aisle, has
3 stages, the lowest having flint walls enclosed by flat buttresses and
corbelled eaves to the tile roof, linking to the narrower (middle) bell stage,
which has boarding on an earlier timber frame (removed from the nave), the
top being a tiled broach spire. Inside, the nave arcade has 2 arches on each
side, staggered on plan to fit a shorter south aisle, the north side having a
rood-stair within the east end of the nave wall. The shafts are octagonal,
with ½ octagonal end supports, with moulded caps and bases. There is a much
restored C15 screen, C16 linenfold panelling in front of the reading desks and
a Jacobean pulpit. 'Pexpendicular' font of 1891.
Listing NGR: SU3957040247
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Source: English Heritage
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