Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286168
OS Grid Reference: TM2445442057
OS Grid Coordinates: 624454, 242057
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0315, 1.2707
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TM 24 SW BUCKLESHAM CHURCH LANE
3/2 Church of St. Mary
Church; mediaeval core, largely rebuilt 1878 by William Smith of London.
Nave, chancel, south aisle and organ chamber; the vestry and south porch added
C20. Flint rubble with limestone dressings. Plaintiled roofs; an open
timber-framed bell-turret with shingled broach spire at west end. Much of
the north nave wall has coursed flintwork of C12 type. A few C14 features
survive, heavily restored: south doorway and west aisle window, north chancel
doorway and adjacent niche. North doorway and adjacent reset niche of C15;
also the restored east window. North nave and chancel doors with moulded
planks, C15 or C16; south porch door similar, reset from south nave doorway.
Most other features are of 1878, including windows and nave arcade in the C14
manner. Fine C15 limestone font, with sunk panels on bowl, carved with
emblems of evangelists; on the stem are sculptured figures of lions. Included
as Grade II* because of the early nave walling and the exceptionally fine
Listing NGR: TM2445442057
Source: English Heritage
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