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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hardwick, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8636 / 51°51'48"N

Longitude: -0.8301 / 0°49'48"W

OS Eastings: 480654

OS Northings: 218982

OS Grid: SP806189

Mapcode National: GBR D2B.0Z9

Mapcode Global: VHDTY.KFH6

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42158

Location: Hardwick, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP22

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Hardwick

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hardwick

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


6/9 Church of St. Mary



Parish church. Nave probably of late Pre-Conquest date, W tower
and S. aisle added mid C14. Chancel rebuilt, incorporating some old
masonry, 1872-3. N. vestry and S. porch also added and remainder
restored at this date. Coursed rubble stone, tower and S. clerestory
rendered. Nave and tower have lead roofs,tiled chancel, S. aisle with
C20 pantiles. W. tower of 2 stages has plinth, battlemented parapet,
angle buttresses and parapet of square stair turret at S.W. corner. 2-
light traceried openings to bell chamber, small lancet below to S., 2-light
traceried window and clock to W. Nave has moulded parapet, N. wall
also with plinth and off-set buttresses. C15 traceried 3-light
windows flank moulded doorway to N. Over door is a Cll window with
semi-circular head and double splayed sides. S. side of nave has
clerestory of 3 C15 cusped 3-light windows with flat heads, the window
in E. bay with hoodmould, and small quatrefoil window between E. bays.
S. aisle has C19 moulded cornice and 3 2-light traceried windows, 2 to
E. bays C14 with ogee tracery and arched heads, window in W. bay
later with flat head. Traceried round window in E. wall rebuilt C20.
Moulded S. doorway with some carved foliage ornament. Chancel has
moulded plinth and sill course, the S. side with 2 2-light traceried
windows and small door,one similar window to N., and 3-light window
to E. Interior: triple chamfered arch to tower. Nave has 5-bay S.
arcade of double chamfered arches on shaped quatrefoil piers with flattened
lobes and moulded capitals. Blocked openings to rood-loft stairs.
C15-C16 roof with chamfered and hollow-chamfered beams. S. aisle has
piscina with triangular head, and 4-centred arch over reveal of S.W.
window. C19 chancel arch. Chancel Cl9 with arch to organ in N.wall,
and cusped piscina and window- seat sedilia to S. Fittings: small C17
chest; painted stone and glazed tile reredos dated 1899; C19 glass and
other fittings. Monuments: painted stone and marble monument to Sir
Robert Lee and family, 1616, with relief of figures kneeling at reading
desk, family behind, and flanking Doric piers with entablature blocks
and obelisks; base of marble monument to John Wood; marble tablets
in S. aisle to Richard Harris 1613, William Barker 1669, John Dummer
1694 and James Fussell 1760.
RCHM II p. 141 -2.

Listing NGR: SP8065418982

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