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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 249094
OS Grid Reference: SP7296301839
OS Grid Coordinates: 472963, 201839
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7106, -0.9454
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1706/12/80 Church of St Mary
Church. C13; restored 1850 by J. Billing of Reading with lengthening of nave, rebuilding of tower arches, replacement of tower, addition of north transept and vestry. Knapped flint with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof;
weatherboarded spire with a shingle roof. Nave and chancel with central tower.
C19 porch with 2-centred archway and doorway; C19 plank door. Lancet windows.
Pyramidal spire to right of centre with 2-light louvred opening to each side.
Rear; lancet windows to all openings. East end: 3-light intersecting tracery
window. West end: paired lancet. Interior: plaster vault to chancel; 2-centred
chancel arch. 2-centre crossing-arch. C15 4-bay hammerbeam nave roof with 2 rows of windbraces. 2-bay hammerbeam roof to transept and vestry; piscina to right of crossing-arch; plain round stone font, proabably C12 and decoration cut off. Set into north and south walls of chancel is the rare survival of wooden pulley wheels and corbels of Lenten Veil.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.810-2; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire,
Vol.VIII, 1964, p.125-6).
Listing NGR: SP7296301839
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Source: English Heritage
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