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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8531 / 51°51'10"N

Longitude: -0.6624 / 0°39'44"W

OS Eastings: 492221

OS Northings: 218007

OS Grid: SP922180

Mapcode National: GBR F3W.TJT

Mapcode Global: VHFRH.GPN9

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 18 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41994

Location: Cheddington, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Cheddington

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Cheddington with Mentmore

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


4/13 Church of St. Giles

- II*

Parish church. Originally C12, altered Cl4 and C15, with C15 W. tower
and N. aisle, and C19 S. porch and N. vestry. Restored C19 and 1921-5.
Coursed rubble limestone, part repaired with ashlar, part rendered.
Tiled chancel and S. porch, lead roofs to remainder. W. tower of 3
stages has semi-octagonal stair turret to S., diagonal buttresses, and
restored parapet and 2-light openings to bell-chamber, paired to E. and
W. sides. W. side also has 3-light cusped window with worn carved head
stops to hoodmould, and restored lancet above. Nave,N, aisle and
chancel have 2 and 3-light restored C15 windows with cusped lights and
flat heads, the chancel with C19 3-light traceried E. window. Nave is of
3 bays with slight projection for rood-left at S.E. corner. 4-centred arched
doorways, the N. blocked, the S. in steeply gabled porch with re-set
fragments of C12 masonry. Small doorway in S. wall of chancel. Interior:
tower arch is double chamfered, the inner order on semi-octagonal piers
with moulded caps. Nave has 3-bay N. arcade of similar arches, hollow
chamfered, on octagonal piers. Carved stone corbels in S. wall.
C14 moulded chancel arch. window-seat sedilia. C19 roofs. Fittings:
medieval octagonal stone font; early C17 altar table with cup and cover
balusters, carved frieze and rails; very fine early C17 pulpit with panelled
sides, carved grotesque scrolls and crested sounding board; poor box
dated 1611 on turned wooden baluster; 1870 tile and mosaic reredos of The
Last Supper by Powell and Sons; C19 glass in chancel and N. aisle. Other
fittings C19.

RCHM II p. 82-84 _______________

Listing NGR: SP9222118007

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