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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Fareham, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8366 / 50°50'11"N

Longitude: -1.1134 / 1°6'48"W

OS Eastings: 462530

OS Northings: 104496

OS Grid: SU625044

Mapcode National: GBR VMG.RT

Mapcode Global: FRA 86KW.G2Z

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 October 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1339235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 141470

Location: Fareham, Hampshire, PO16

County: Hampshire

District: Fareham

Town: Fareham

Electoral Ward/Division: Portchester East

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portchester St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

899/11/200 CASTLE STREET
(South side)


(South End)
Church of St Mary
SU 6204 11/200 18.10.55.

Built circa 1133 inside the walls of the Roman fort when Henry I founded a small
priory of Augustinian Canons who moved to Southwick soon afterwards. Restored
in 1710 by Queen Anne's Bounty and again in 1888. Originally cruciform, south
transept now missing. Short tower at crossing with pyramidal roof. Exterior rendered.
Old tiled roof. Aisle less nave with 4 round arched recessed Norman windows, Transept has 1 window with another above. Norman west window tanked by round arched panels filled with design of quatrefoils within circles. Fine Norman west doorway of 3 orders. Inside, arm of Elizabeth I and Queen Anne (whose body rested in the
Church in 1710). Arcading round part of walls. Squint in north wall near chancel
Portchester Castle forms a group with St Mary's Church, the Churchyard walls, the
Iamp in the churchyard and the Lychgate.

Listing NGR: SU6222404655

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