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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bentley, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1961 / 51°11'45"N

Longitude: -0.8792 / 0°52'45"W

OS Eastings: 478408

OS Northings: 144695

OS Grid: SU784446

Mapcode National: GBR C8W.SN9

Mapcode Global: VHDY6.Q61D

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1094090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 142065

Location: Bentley, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU10

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Bentley

Built-Up Area: Bentley

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Bentley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


4/3 Church of St. Mary

31/07/63 II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C15, with substantial restoration, including nave
arcade aisles, of 1890, by Henry Woodyer. Flint walls and tiled roof. Norman
chancel with north chapel (C12) and south chapel (C13), nave of 3 bays, with
aisles and arcade added 1890, west tower (C1200 and C18), and south porch. The
exterior is mostly restored, with 3 parallel roofs (lower at the east end), and
walls of flint with stone dressings. There are old lancets to the chapels and
2 Perpendicular windows to the south aisle (made up of old fragments from the
west windows of the chapels), stepped buttresses at most corners. The tower
is roughcast (on stonework) in its lower part, with massive diagonal buttresses,
the upper stage being of brickwork (C18) with some diaper patterns, and a
crenellated parapet. Inside, the nave is Victorian, and contains a Norman
Purbeck arcaded font on a Victorian Early English base. The Tower arch is c1200.
The arcade on the north side of the chancel has been raised, the original round
columns having scalloped caps; above are 3 C15 clerestory windows. The chancel
south side has C15 round columns with moulded caps. These are piscinas in the
chancel and chapels (of C12, C13, and C14), and the east end roof has old timbers.
Jacobean communion rail.

Listing NGR: SP7396140752

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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