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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 11 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 157291
OS Grid Reference: TL3491502415
OS Grid Coordinates: 534915, 202415
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7043, -0.0490
Church of St Mary
TL 3402 : 11/49 11.6.54 (Formerly listed under General)
Built between 1418 and 1448. Restored 1872-3 by J Clarke and
1883-4 by G F Bodley. Flint and ashlar dressings, squared rubble
W tower with taller SE stair turret and low buttresses. All-
embattled. 5-bay nave on clustered piers. 2-light, cusped
clerestorey windows. Tall W arch to lower stage of tower with
attached shafts. Painted panelled roof with tie beams on stone
figured stops. Choir with 3-bay arcade on S. C19 roof and
clerestorey windows. 3-arch sedilia with figured head stops,
leaf crockets and finials. Piscina and book recess N and S.
Good monuments: 1543 tomb chest in recess on N side of chancel,
superstructure remodelled by Thomas Daires in 1641; 1635 to Henry
Atkins, physician to Jame I and Charles I on S side of chancel
aisle with draperies tied round columns. C18/19 wall monuments
in aisles including 1741 to David Dobson at W end of N aisle with
life-sized figure and urn. Purbeck marble font of C12: octagonal
with recessed trefoil-headed panels. Organ case 1891 by Bodley.
Listing NGR: TL3491502415
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Source: English Heritage
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