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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Lillingstone Lovell, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 52.0582 / 52°3'29"N

Longitude: -0.9623 / 0°57'44"W

OS Eastings: 471245

OS Northings: 240491

OS Grid: SP712404

Mapcode National: GBR BY9.X4Q

Mapcode Global: VHDSX.8JNJ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400237

Location: Lillingstone Lovell, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Lillingstone Lovell

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


1/76 Church of St. Mary



Parish Church. Rebuilt mid C14 retaining some early C13
features. Restored C19. Rubble stone, tiled roofs. W. tower has
plain early C13 lower stage with Decorated openings to bell-chamber
and saddleback roof above. S. wall of nave has narrow clerestory
of C19 2-light windows. S. aisle has parapet, two Decorated windows,
3-light with reticulated tracery to E. end and 2-light to left of
porch and one Perpendicular window with three uncusped lights to
right. Early C13 S. doorway with moulded arch on double order of
shafts with waterleaf caps. Porch 1639. Chancel has Decorated
windows, 2-light to S., reticulated 3-light to E. N. aisle widens
into chapel with vestry in angle and has 2-light Decorated windows.
Interior: steeply pointed arch to tower. Nave arcades of three
bays have C14 double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers with
moulded caps, ending on carved head corbels to W., S. arcade has
clerestory in spandrels, N. arcade has hatchments. S. aisle has
chapel with squint to chancel, double traceried piscina and sedile.
N. aisle has organ. Double-chamfered arch on corbels to wide
chancel. Whole interior stripped of plaster and restored C19.
Fittings: chancel has early C18 communion rails with turned
balusters, reredos panels of similar date 'with Our Farther and
Credo' in surround of Doric pilasters and entablature, and C17 chair.
Pulpit has C17 arcaded panels restored on early C19 base. Box
pews, modern font. Monuments : brasses to William Risley and wife
1516 in nave, to Thomas Clarell and family 1471 and brass of
bleeding heart to John Merstun 1446 in chancel. N. aisle has
three fine wall monuments to Cresswell family, two dated 1768 and
1784, with obelisks and urns in coloured marbles. Chancel has late
C17-early C18 cartouches, and wall monument to Colonel J.B. Delap
1853 by E. Davis with figured relief in white marble.

RCHM II pp 170-2

Listing NGR: SP7124740490

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