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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 30 September 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 143829
OS Grid Reference: SU1532818896
OS Grid Coordinates: 415328, 118896
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9693, -1.7831
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SU 11 NE BREAMORE BREAMORE PARK
6/1 Church of St Mary
Parish Church. Notable Saxon building of the late C10, with minor changes
of all the medieval periods. Walls of whole flints, with stone dressings;
long and short work, pilaster strips, quoins; there are seven surviving
double-splayed windows (some modified) and also inserted windows of one
and two cusped lights, and an east window with reticulated(C14) tracery.
Tile roof, of pyramid shape to the tower, surmounted by a bell turret with
pyramid roof and shingle cladding. Aisleless nave, separated from the
lower, mainly C14, chancel by a tower, with a south side porticus (the
former north porticus is now lost). South porch. Interior, C15 replacement
east and west tower arches, original narrow arch to porticus with
inscription. C15 piscina, octagonal font, a Royal Coat of Arms, several
hatchments (hung in the upper part of the tower) , and a number of wall
monuments. Traces of wall paintings. The C12 porch has a later
superstructure, and the missing upper floor reveals the Saxon rood (the
relief parts chiselled away). Two benches made from the former steps to
the bell chamber, carrying the original date 1617.
Listing NGR: SP0874820852
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Source: English Heritage
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