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Description: The Old Church of St George
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 250931
OS Grid Reference: SU3371994817
OS Grid Coordinates: 433719, 194817
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6511, -1.5140
HATFORD CHURCH STREET
SU39SW (North side)
5/101 The Old Church of St. George
Church. Mid C12, chancel remodelled in late C13. Uncoursed limestone rubble with
late C19 buttressing; late C19 tiled roof. Nave and chancel; bell turret
demolished in 1873. Late C13 three-light stepped east window; south chancel wall
has late C13 one- and 2-light windows flanking mid C12 priest door with
splayed architrave; north chancel wall has mid C19 one-light lancet and one
one-light square window. South wall of nave has one early C16 four-light window
with arched heads and one late C13 one-light window. Mid C12 south doorway has
C19 plank door retaining mid C12 decorative hinges with flattened beasts head
terminals; scalloped capitals zig-zag decoration to arch; stone slate water
tabling over door. In top left corner of north wall is C17 sundial on chalk
block. North wall of nave has one late C13 four-light window with restored
mullions. One late C13 one-light window and doorway with pointed arch and
splayed architrave. Late C13 two-light west window much restored c.1970 with a
high transom cutting across the top of the cusped lights. Interior: Mid C17
panelling behind altar, C17 and C18 ledger stones on floor, especially slate
ledgers with brass shields, achievements and inscriptions to Francis Piggot,
1614, Martha Piggot, 1629, and Margaret Piggot, 1637; wall tablet to John and
Elizabeth Tyrell, d.1762 and 1760; in north wall is carved head and shallow
pointed arch with moulded architrave over late C13 effigy, his hands holding his
heart and his feet resting on a hound. Chancel has late C15 three-bay crown post
roof. Mid C12 chancel arch with scalloped capitals. Nave has stone flag floor
and late C19 three-bay queen post roof. At west end of nave is mausoleum for the
Rev. Samuel Paynter, d.1893. Paired grey granite Doric columns support west
gallery, red granite sarcophagus.
(Buildings of England:. Berkshire, p.154; H.T. Morley, Monumental Brasses of
Berkshire, 1924, p.127; V.M. Howse, Hatford: A Parish Record, 1976, pp.27-40).
Listing NGR: SU3371994817
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