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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Hale, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.967 / 50°58'1"N

Longitude: -1.7473 / 1°44'50"W

OS Eastings: 417842

OS Northings: 118656

OS Grid: SU178186

Mapcode National: GBR 52N.92R

Mapcode Global: FRA 767K.73V

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 September 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1094881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 144004

Location: Hale, New Forest, Hampshire, SP6

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

Civil Parish: Hale

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Hale with The Charfords

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

SU 11 NE
6/70 Church of St Mary

Parish church. Of medieval origins, rebuilt early C17 and early C18 by T Archer,
reroofed C19. Originally rubble flint and stone, first encased in coursed iron-
stone, then ends rebuilt in Portland stone and similar dressings added, old plain
tile roof. Original church, chancel and nave, encased early C17, then transepts
added early C18 to form cruciform church, reroofed C19 with bellcote on north
transept. Chancel has to E end ashlar facade of central arched window with
large keystone end imposts which carry across to corner pilasters. Below it tall
segmental-headed blind opening, above it rectangular similar. Building has Doric
corner pilasters. Plain entablature and C19 tall plastered gable with 2-light
round headed tracery. At junction with transepts similar pilasters. End of
transepts have central doorways of moulded pilasters for jambs, supporting moulded
capitals to moulded arch with oversized keystone, and rising outside arch each
side volute like console, over moulded hood and lunette window. To north transept
double door and fanlight, to south blind opening. Each side high-set rectangular
window. Similar pilasters and gable. Above north transept square timber bellcote
with hipped lead roof and bell. Pilasters at junction with nave. On sides of
nave rectangular windows with C19 2-light roundheaded tracery. West end similar
to transepts but plainer. Inside in chancel stained glass by Mayer of Munich.
In south transept monuments: 1743 to T Archer by P Scheemakers, black, grey and
white marble, effigy of Archer reclining on sarcophagus, mounted on inscribed
plinth, women each side: 1768 to H Archer, by J Wilson, of woman standing by urn
on high plinth with portrait medallion. On nave floor brass, 1600 to Sir J
Penruddock. On wall monument 1796 to J May designed by J Wyatt, carved by
R Westmacott, slender urn on square base with ram's heads at corners. Round
walls stone benches. C19 boarded roof and furnishings. At west is medieval
circular font on square base with early C17 carved band. VCH; Vol 4; 1911;
p578. Buildings of England; Pevsner; 1966; p263-4.

Listing NGR: SU1794718577

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