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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9683 / 51°58'5"N

Longitude: -0.6897 / 0°41'22"W

OS Eastings: 490114

OS Northings: 230786

OS Grid: SP901307

Mapcode National: GBR F2H.DH7

Mapcode Global: VHFQX.0S7H

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350758

Location: Great Brickhill, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Great Brickhill

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Great Brickhill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 9030 GREAT BRICKHILL CHURCH LANE

9/21 Church of St. Mary

18.10.66
II*

Parish church Mid C13 chancel and central tower, nave altered C14
and C15. S. aisle added mid C15, N. aisle late C15, both
continued to E, past the tower, to form chapels. S. porch added
1865-7 when the whole church was heavily restored. Greensand rubble
with limestone dressings, rendered tower. Nave and chancel have
slate roofs, aisles and tower have lead roofs and battlemented
parapets W. end has 3-light traceried window over small moulded
doorway with 2-centred arch and 3-light aisle windows with cusped
lights and 4-centred heads. S. aisle has similar windows,
3 to S. and one to E, and a 2-light window with flat head to left
of door. Doorway has moulded 2-centred arch with blind tracery in
spandrels and carved angel stops to flat hoodmould. N. aisle has 3
3-light windows with flat heads, and moulded doorway Central
tower has bell-chamber with 2-light decorated windows, and an
octagonal stair turret on the S. side. Early English chancel with
one bay of lancet windows to N.and S., and 3-light window with
plate tracery to E. Interior: nave has 4 bays of C15 double chamfered
arches on octagonal piers with moulded caps, and C13 triple chamfered
arch on more massive semi-octagonal piers to tower. Similar arch
between Tower and chancel. Tower has solid walls to N. and S., the
S. wall with blocked 2-light window, restored arched doorway and
single light to stair turret in S.E. corner, and moulded archway
to chapel, now vestry. N. chapel has double chamfered arch to
chancel and original arched piscina. Chancel has good C13 details
the windows being deeply recessed with traces of paintings on the
splays, and having moulded arches on slender ringed shafts with
moulded caps, the shafts of the E. window of coloured marble.
Fittings: C17 altar table with turned baluster legs;late C19 glass;
other fittings C19. C18 and C19 marble memorial tablets to members
of Duncombe and Barton families includhg one of 1721, one to Rev. John
Barton 1760, to Mary Bristowe 1762, and Rev. Philip Barton, 1786.
Handsome pair of early-mid C18 tablets flanking S. door have curved
black marble inscription panels with flanking ionic columns, entablatures
with mourning putti and coats of arms, and gilded cherub heads and
sculls to bases.

RCHM II p.120-121


Listing NGR: SP9011430786

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