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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kintbury, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.4008 / 51°24'2"N

Longitude: -1.4504 / 1°27'1"W

OS Eastings: 438327

OS Northings: 167005

OS Grid: SU383670

Mapcode National: GBR 70H.03Y

Mapcode Global: VHC20.T12Z

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 February 1962

Last Amended: 21 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39727

Location: Kintbury, West Berkshire, RG17

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Kintbury

Built-Up Area: Kintbury

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Kintbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


12/20 Church of St. Mary
6.2.62 (formerly listed under
II* Kintbury)

Church. Originally C12, Tower C13, restored extensively 1850 and 1880 by
Bodley and Garner. Flint with stone dressings, mainly rendered except
on chancel, part of tower and south porch. South transept brick with stone
dressings. Tiled roof with stone coped gable parapets. Cruciform plan
with west tower and south porch. Tower: Square with corner buttresses,
3 short stages with stone string courses and gargoyles at parapet base.
Top stage of chequer pattern stone and flint on south face with clock face
over louvre. West door in Norman-style with billet and chevron moulds.
Sundial on south west buttress. Nave: C19, Decorated-style windows
flanking C19 Norman-style south porch. South Transept: C18 rebuild in
brick, parapet with stone string and coping, 3-light Decorated-style
window under 2-centred arched drip mould. Chancel: C19 Decorated-style
windows flanking central door. Interior: simple 5 bay painted C19 roof
to Nave and 3 bay Chancel. North transept has pair of marble pyramidal
monuments on East wall with busts in classical Roman style to Jemmet Raymond
1767 and Sir Jemmet Raymond of Barton 1754. Surmounted by a bracketted
cornice with busts flanking an urn.and hanging drapery. To north of
Chancel Arch in Nave is a white marble monument on black ground, a
rectangular panel with cornice and urn surmount, to Charles Dundas Baron
Amesbury 1832, ground inscribed "Patent Works Westminster" to south of
Chancel Arch in Nave is rectangular gothic-style marble monument to Rev.
Fulwar Craven Fowle 1840. To north of Chancel Arch in Chancel is monument
to Philip Emnett esq. 1678, a black oval panel surrounded by white carved
flowers, fruit and swags with a cherub's head at the base and surmounted
by two cherubs flanking a scutcheon with ribbon scroll between deaths
heads beneath a crested helm. South wall of chencel has brass to John
and Alice Gunter of 1624, two figures above inscription panel. Three C18
memorial tablets on west wall of south transept. Painted and gilded
carved timber reredos in gothic-style central panel depicting crucifixion
flanked by double panels with painted central scutcheons all surmounted by
carved cornice. Tower has re-used C17 stair with turned balusters
leading to gallery. V.C.H. Berkshire Vol.iv pages 214-216.B.O.E. Berkshire
page 162.

Listing NGR: SU3832767005

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