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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1117524

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Windsor and MaidenheadUnitary AuthorityHurley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 40909

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History

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Details

1. 2017 HURLEY HIGH STREET ----------- Church of St. Mary

SU 88 SW 5/177 25.3.55

GV II*

Part of the Benedictine priory, now the parish church. C12, altered C15, restored 1852 by Hakewill. Flint and stone, tile, coped gabled roof. Continuous nave and chancel, and a timber bell turret at the west end. Nave; north side: 4 round-headed C12 windows with original splayed inner jambs; the second from the west is C19. Between the second and third windows from the west end is a blocked round-headed doorway of 2 square orders, with quirked chamfered abaci at the springing of the head. South side: 6 round-headed C12 windows similar to those on the north wall. Under the third window from the west is a round-headed doorway mostly of C19. Stonework externally. West end: round-headed doorway: C12, much restored, 2 orders, the outer order having elaborate chevron enrichment, and carried upon shafted jambs with scalloped capitals and quirked chamfered abaci, C19 hood mould. Above the doorway is a C19 round-headed window with C12 jambs. On the apex of the gable is a wooden bell turret with louvred sides and a tile hipped roof surmounted with a cross. Large clasping buttresses projecting from each corner. Chancel, north side: three C12 round-headed windows with original splayed inner jambs. The easternmost window is blocked by The Cloisters (listed separately 17/10) adjoining on the north. East side: 2 round-headed windows with a small circular window above. These may be C12 but have C19 external stonework. South side: 3 windows, the 2 easternmost similar to those in the north wall and the third is early C14 with 2 trefoiled ogee lights with reticulated tracery under a pointed head. Below this window is a small ogee-headed recess, with sunk spandrels forming a square outline, with moulded jambs. To the right of this is a C19 priest's doorway. Interior: fine early C15 octagonal font tapering towards the bottom with sides of traceried panelling with small buttresses at the angles. Monuments: against the north wall of the chancel is an early C17 monument to John Lovelace of Ladye Place, d. 1558, and his wife d. 1579. It consists of a large strapwork panel, formerly containing an inscription; flanked by detached Ionic columns supporting an entablature above which is a second stage divided into 3 panels by small Doric columns. At the foot are 2 male figures dressed in Elizabethan costume. V.C.H. Vol.III, p.157. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.157.

Listing NGR: SU8258884073

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Berkshire - Date: 1966 - Page References: 157
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Ditchfield, P H and Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire - Date: 1906 - Volume: 3 - Page References: 157

National Grid Reference: SU 82588 84073

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