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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Twyford, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9346 / 51°56'4"N

Longitude: -1.034 / 1°2'2"W

OS Eastings: 466511

OS Northings: 226670

OS Grid: SP665266

Mapcode National: GBR 9YF.PDL

Mapcode Global: VHDTG.1M7T

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400029

Location: Twyford, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Twyford

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Twyford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 62 NE TWYFORD CHURCH LANE
(east side)

3/133 Church of St.Mary

13.7.66

GV I

Parish church. C12 S. doorway. C13 nave arcades. N. aisle and
chancel. C14 W. tower, altered C15. C15 S. aisle S. porch and
clerestory, altered C16. Restored C19. Coursed rubble stone.
Tiled roof to nave, slates to chancel, lead to aisles.
Perpendicular tower of 2 stages with diagonal buttresses, moulded
plinth, battlemented parapet, and 2-light openings to bell-
chamber. Addtional single lights to W. and E. W. side has
moulded 4-centred arch with restored flat hoodmould, and 3-light
window above. N. and S. sides enclosed by aisles. Nave has
clerestory of 4 2-light windows, Perpendicular to N, C16 to S.
S. aisle has parapet, 3-light Perpendicular windows to W. and to
right of porch, and 2 ironstone windows with Y tracery, that to
left with nailhead ornament on hoodmould. E. window is 3-light
Decorated, altered. Fine C12 S. doorway has round arch with
chevron and beakhead ornament, carved imposts, shafts with
carved figure caps, and jambs with sun motifs. S. porch dated
1619 and 1833 has battlemented parapet with ogee niche to centre,
and shallow pointed archway. Narrow N. aisle has low wide
chamfered doorway, 2-light windows, one with Y tracery, and single
cusped window to W. Vestry at E. end is C19. Chancel has
battlemented parapet, small door with Caernarvon arch to N.,
3-light Decorated window with ogee tracery to E., similar 2-
light and Perpendicular 3-light windows to S. Interior: W. tower
has 2-centred chamfered arches to nave and aisles. Nave has 4
bays of double chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers with moulded
caps, and fine C15 roof with cusped trusses on carved head corbels.
N. aisle has 2-light traceried window in E. wall with round arch
over. S. aisle has braced tie beams on carved head corbels.
S. wall has 2 small niches to E. and restored ogee tomb recess
with carved columnar figure to centre. Restored chancel arch
has chevron and triangular ornament. S. wall of chancel has ogee S. wall of chancel has ogee
piscina on half-column, and triple sedilia with round arches
flanking central ogee. C16 roof with moulded tie beams. Fittings:
C12 font much restored 1877, with 4 columns to base; C15 doors;
C15 benches with tretoiled finials to ends, C15 screen with pierced
quatrefoils, upper part restored; C17 pulpit; other fittings C19.
Monuments: brass to John Everdon, priest, 1416 in chancel; S. aisle
has stone effigy of cross-legged knight and altered table tomb with
brass to Thomas Giffard 1550; elaborate late C17 wall monument to
Wenman family against E. wall of S. aisle with similar flanking
tablets.

RCHM II pp. 302-306.


Listing NGR: SP6650926672

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