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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Selborne, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0986 / 51°5'54"N

Longitude: -0.9429 / 0°56'34"W

OS Eastings: 474119

OS Northings: 133781

OS Grid: SU741337

Mapcode National: GBR CB4.2FG

Mapcode Global: FRA 86X6.VYH

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 3 July 1963

Last Amended: 11 May 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 143031

Location: Selborne, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Selborne

Built-Up Area: Selborne

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Selborne St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


Church of St Mary

The item shall be amended to read :


High Street

Church of St Mary


SU 7433
11/13 Church of St Mary

3.7.63 I

Parish church. Late C12, late C13, early C14, 1781, 1856, and C20. Stone walls
and tiled roof. Late Norman (c 1180) nave of 4 bays with aisles, chancel of the
same period, south aisle widened when the east end was made into a chant chapel
(post 1284), north transept of 1305, west tower of 1781, south porch (C18), and
C19 vestry. The nave and wide south aisle have separate roofs, the narrower
north aisle has a low pitched slate roof, at right angles is the transept roof
ending in a gable. Most of the walling is polygonal malmstone with stone and
some brick dressings, the windows are mainly restorations, lancets, coupled cusped
lights, 3 lancets to the to the east window, and a group of 3 tall lancets within
a hoodmould to the south aisle. Interior: much remains of original work; the
transitional arches of the nave are supported on cylindrical columns with cushion
caps, the east and transept windows are old, there are piscinas to the chancel,
south aisle, and transept. The chancel arch is 1856 by William White. There is
a series of wall monuments of the C18, a Royal Coat of Arms of GIII (1786). There
is furniture made from medieval pieces, of stools, a reading desk, and a C15 bench.
There are 2 notable works of art; a Flemish altar piece a triptych) by JAN
MOSTAERT of c 1510, and a piece of Flemish wood carving (c 1520) of the Descent
from the Cross. There are floor slab tombs. In the south aisle is a large 3-
light window with stained glass of 1920, depicting St Francis and the Birds,
being a memorial to Gilbert White (all the birds having mention in his Natural
History of Selborne). Plain round font (C12) and south door with original wrought
iron strapwork. The tower is plain, with a parapet. The porch is also plain,
with walls of ironstone and malmstone.

Listing NGR: SU7409433703

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