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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: 1313119

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County District District Type Parish
West BerkshireUnitary AuthorityAldworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39888

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History

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Details

ALDWORTH PARSONAGE GREEN SU 57 NE 10/6 Church of St. Mary 24.11.66 I

Church. C12 tower and part nave, early C14 south aisle and part chancel C19 east wall and south porch. Flint and stone with stone dressings and tiled roofs. West tower nave, chancel, south aisle, south porch and north vestry. South Elevation:- to left:- tower with hipped roof and weathercock, stepped clasping buttresses and 2-light louvre at top; to centre:- south aisle with gabled porch to left over main door with 2 centred moulded arch, aisle divided into 3 bays by buttresses. East Elevation:- aisle to left with clasping buttresses and window with 2 centred arch and flowing tracery, drip mould with carved heads at springing; chancel to right with brick plinth and clasping buttresses, C19 window with 2 centred arch and plate tracery. Interior:-plastered:- nave:- 3 bay collar roof, chancel :- timber barrel roof, piscina cusped arched niche with chamfered surround. south aisle:- 3 bay crown post roof with scissor bracing, arcade of 2 centred arches with moulded octagonal piers and carved grotesque animals at springing of arches above the piers. Tombs:- along south wall three tombs C14 under restored canopies of ogee arches with decorative cusping, crockets and finals divided by shafts with tall crocketed finials. Each tomb bears a carved stone effigy, that to the eastof Sir Philip De La Beche, in centre Lady Joan De La Beche, to west John De La Beche, Along the north wall three C14 tombs with restored canopies as described above and carved stone effigies; to the east Sir Philip De La Beche, centre Sir John De La Beche, west Sir Robert De La Beche, each knight is in armour with legs crossed and Sir Philip is twisted onto his side. Under the arcade two tombs with carved C14 effigies, to the west Lord Nicholas De La Beche in armour with hands joined on chest, to the east Sir John and Lady Isabella De La Beche. Fittings:- C19 carved timber screen between nave and chancel; C17 carved timber pulpit with swags, flowers and ornate strapwork said to have been brought from the Church of St. Laurence in Reading; lectern in similar style with carved architectural perspective flowers, fruit and figures; three bench ends of C14 carving with poppy heads and beasts and three copies of C17 on benches under the tower; simple stone tub font in south aisle. Y.C.H. Berkshire vol.iv. p.5. B.0.E. Berkshire p.63-65.

Listing NGR: SU5540679381

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 5
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 63-65

National Grid Reference: SU 55403 79381

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