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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Cholsey, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5789 / 51°34'44"N

Longitude: -1.159 / 1°9'32"W

OS Eastings: 458374

OS Northings: 187007

OS Grid: SU583870

Mapcode National: GBR 916.V3M

Mapcode Global: VHCYN.VKNY

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 June 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247953

Location: Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Cholsey

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cholsey

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

CHOLSEY CHURCH ROAD
SU58NE, SU5886 (West side)
2/69, 8/69 Church of St. Mary
14/06/63
GV I

Church. C11 tower; C12 nave, chancel nd transepts; mid C13 extension to chancel;
late C14 rebuilding of tower above roof level and end wall of south transept;
C15 extension to nave; c.1849 nave re-roofed; c.1877 north wall of north
transept rebuilt, and 2 windows inserted to chancel. Flint and stone with stone
dressings, nave rendered; slate roof to nave; recent plain-tile roofs to
transepts and chancel; roof to tower not visible. Cruciform plan with central
tower. Paired plank doors to Romanesque doorway to centre of nave with columns
and carved capitals supporting zig-zag moulded arch. Blocked Romanesque lancet
to left of centre. C19 three-light windows of Reticulated tracery, 2-centred
arched heads, hood moulds and carved end stops to left and right. 2-centre
arched doorway with ribbed and studded door to tower stair turret at angle
between nave and south transept. Romanesque lancet to left return of south
transept. C19 Romanesque lancet to right return of south transept. 3-light
window to end of south transept. Perpendicular tracery with carved faces to end
stops of hood mould. Two C19 lancets to left of chancel with carved heads to
ends of hood moulds. 2-centre arched doorway with studded plank door to left of
centre. 3 lancets to right of chancel. 3-light window with Geometrical tracery
to east end. Rear of chancel: 3 lancets to left, round-topped Romanesque window
to right. 3-light window with Reticulated tracery to end of north tansept.
Romanesque lancet to right return of north transept. Rear of nave: 2-centred
arched blocked doorway to centre. C19 three-light windows to left and right of
Reticulated tracery with 2-centred arched heads with hood moulds and carved end
stops. 3-light window to west end of Perpendicular tracery with segmental head.
Tower: 2-light louvred openings of Reticulated tracery to each side. Paired
trefoil lancet to west side. Battlemented top to towers. Interior: sedilia to
right of chancel. Crossing: Romanesque arches, those to nave and chancel on
half-columns with carved capitals. Some medieval tiles to floor of south
transept.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol. III, 1923, p.299-301; Buildings of England: Berkshire,
p.115-116).


Listing NGR: SU5837787004

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