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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0349 / 52°2'5"N

Longitude: -0.9425 / 0°56'32"W

OS Eastings: 472640

OS Northings: 237919

OS Grid: SP726379

Mapcode National: GBR BYQ.8KJ

Mapcode Global: VHDT3.M33V

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214985

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399994

Location: Leckhampstead, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Leckhampstead

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: North Buckingham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 73 NW LECKHAMPSTEAD CHURCH END

3/50 Church of St. Mary

13/7/66

GV I

Parish church. Norman nave, Transitional N. aisle, C13 W. tower,
Decorated chancel. Restored 1872 by G.E. Street. Rubble stone, tiled
roofs to nave, chancel and tower, slate to N. aisle and vestry.
W. tower of three stages with angled buttresses to lower stage, double
lancets to bell-chamber and battlemented parapet. W. side has Early
English doorway of two orders, restored C19, re-set Norman window with
scalloped outer moulding and carved caps above, and corner gargoyles.
S. wall of nave has two C19 triple lancets, porch dated W.G. 1688 and
Norman S. door with round rolled arch on patterned columns with carved
winged figures to caps. Lintel has diaper pattern, tympanum has re-used
panel of two fighting beasts. N. aisle has C19 grouped lancets and C12
doorway, much restored C19, with roll mouldings, zig-zag ornament and
three carved heads to arch, and carved caps. Chancel has 3-light
reticulated E. window, 3-light Perpendicular window and 2-light
Decorated window with flowing tracery to S., vestry to N. Interior:
arch to W. tower pointed and triple chamfered. Nave of four bays. North
arcade has Transitional pointed arches with scalloped outer mouldings
and carved heads. Square piers with stop chamfered corners, two
with original painted frieze decoration and lettering. Chancel has
round chamfered arches to piscina and sedilia. Fittings: C12 font
re-cut C14 to octagonal shape with carved side panels, some figured, some
with foliage; C16 cover. C19 roof, glass and other fittings including
carved stone reredos with glazed narrative panels. Monuments: stone
tomb chest with recumbent effigy of knight in W. arch of arcade; brass
in N. aisle to Reginald Tylney and three daughters 1506, brass of early
C16 female figure on S. wall; simple wall tablet to Sir Anthoni
Grenowaye 1619 in chancel.

RCHM II pp 165-7

Listing NGR: SP7263837918

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