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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Buckland

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 290169

OS Grid Reference: TQ2217750830
OS Grid Coordinates: 522177, 150830
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2436, -0.2510

Location: Reigate Road, Buckland, Surrey RH3 7EA

Locality: Buckland
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH3 7EA

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Listing Text

4/60 Church of St Mary
11/11/66 The Virgin

Church. C14 and C15, effectively remodelled and rebuilt in 1860 by Henry Woodyer.
Rough-coursed Bargate and ironstone rubble with some larger irregular blocks and
ashlared dressings. Wood shingled timber framed bellcote and spire, plain tiled
roofs. Nave with chancel to east, vestry to north, porch to south and small
gabled bellcote to west end with broach spire and crucifix finial. One 3-light
arcaded opening on North, South and West faces of bellcote with jamb shafts and
blocked centre lights flanked by louvred outer lights. Offset diagonal buttresses
to west end, lancet window above in deep coved reveal. 4-light "Decorated" style
window below with "rose" of 4-lights over. Offset buttressing to north and south
on nave, with "Decorated" style windows in chamfered surrounds and under hood
mouldings. Two similar windows on south side of chancel. Curious window to east
end with 3 cusped lights below and central, foiled roundel over with flower-like
petal tracery in deep, double-coved surround and hood mould with blocked-in end
stops. Single storey vestry to north at right angles with C20 bay on end. Gabled
porch to south with cusped bargeboards and open traceried arcades over boarded sides
on stone plinth walling. Fleur-de-lys and foliate carving in spandrels of 4-centre
arch, stop-chamfered purlins to roof. Deeply moulded and chamfered surround to south
Interior:- Braced collar roofs over nave and chancel, tiled floors below. Large
bellcage to west end with chamfered posts and braces. Arched bracing to lower
stages with render-infilled doubled, St Andrews cross type bracing. Elegant C19
spiral staircase with broach stops to chamfered posts and trefoil pierced frieze
covering tread ends, tucked in the corner. Double moulded order to wide chancel
arch on half-pier responds with moulded caps. Square panelled roof to chancel
with billeted wall plates, diamond panels with fleur-de-lys and shield boss
decorations to easternmost bay.
C19 fittings. Pierced, cusped and arcaded altar rails and choir stalls with shallow
fan-vaulted canopies. Panelled pulpit with crocketed ogee-arch panels. Solid font
of multicoloured marbles inlaid in chalk, red, green and white, of octagonal plan
with trefoil and quatrefoil panels on sides. Thick octagonal stem with broach
stops forming square plinth, elaborate, crocketed and pierced octagonal plan
spired font cover.
Monuments:- two C18 wall tablets. Stained glass - some windows by Hardman.
Fragments of C14 glass in south-west (St Peter) and north-east (St Paul) of nave
under renewed glass canopies.
V.C.H. (1967 Edn) Vol. III p.175.

Listing NGR: TQ2217750830

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Source: English Heritage

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