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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in White Waltham, Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.4902 / 51°29'24"N

Longitude: -0.7702 / 0°46'12"W

OS Eastings: 485479

OS Northings: 177517

OS Grid: SU854775

Mapcode National: GBR D6V.J2Y

Mapcode Global: VHDWQ.LTP0

Plus Code: 9C3XF6RH+3W

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 April 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41136

Location: White Waltham, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: White Waltham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

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Listing Text

SU 87 NE
(east side)
11.04.72 Church of St Mary

G.V. II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14; heavily restored in 1868. Mostly flint, some chequered
stone and flint; part chalk and stone dressings. Tile roofs. West tower; nave with
north and south aisles and south porch; north transept, now used as an organ chamber
and vestry; south transept; chancel. Tower: 3 stages. Weathered plinth, string
with bolection moulding; moulded cornice on small shaped brackets to parapet.
Circular stair turret, projecting on the north west corner, rising just above tower
with conical tile roof and broken finial. The bottom stage has a C19, 3-light
traceried window on the west face, with pointed, moulded head, enriched with dog-tooth
ornament. The ringing stage has a lancet window on 3 faces, recessed within a cusped
inner opening with cusped and pointed outer arched opening. The bell chamber has a
clock face and a 2-light cusped louvred opening with pointed, moulded arched head
enriched with dog-tooth ornament on 3 faces. Nave: North aisle: west end, C13, with a
2-light lancet window, restored and a quatrefoil over. North wall: three C19, 2-light
coupled trefoiled windows. Clasping buttress on north-west corner. South aisle: south
wall. Three, C19 2-light coupled trefoiled windows. Between the second and third
windows from the east, is a gabled porch with a doorway having outer jambs with
attached shafts, crowned by reset C12 scalloped capitals, much decayed; on the left end
is a C19 lancet, and on the west wall a small C13 pointed window; to the left of the
window a C19 door within a pointed arched opening of 2 orders with hood-mould
enriched with dog-tooth ornament. North transept: reset C13 window of chalk has 2
lancet lights with a circular light over. Two C19 lancet windows in the east wall.
South transept: east wall; 2 windows. The window on the right is C14, with 2 trefoiled
lights with a quatrefoil under a pointed head, with moulded labels. The window on
the left is C13, with 2 lancets. South wall: chequered stone and flint with a C19,
3-light cusped window with reticulated traceried head and C14 jambs. Carved in this wall
are numerous C17 and C18 graffiti in the form of names and initials; there are 2
sun-dials similarly carved. A small C19 plank door in pointed arched opening on west
return. Chancel: East wall: Three chalk C13 lancet windows with a circular light
over the centre one; chamfered jambs with rebates for shutters; much restored.
Interior: part of the C12 church survives in the Norman arch which stands on the
south side of the tower. Chancel has a 4-bay barrel ribbed and boarded roof. On the
east wall between the lancet windows are tall pointed recesses with continuous
roll moulded arrises. 2-bay C19 arcades with pointed arches open into the north and
south transepts. In the south-east corner of the chancel is a C13 double piscina,
restored, with a central, marble, detached shaft, with a moulded capital and base;
corresponding attached shafts to the responds and moulded trefoiled arches. The
chancel arch is pointed with 2 hollow-chamfered orders carried on semi-octagonal
responds, with C15 moulded capitals and bases. At the south-east of the south
transept is a pointed piscina with sunk, quarter-round jambs and a circular basin now cut
off flush with the wall. Opening from the south transept to the south aisle, is a
stilted drop arch of 2 sunk quarter-round orders. The nave has an arched braced collar
roof, the nave arcades are each of 2 bays with pointed arches on central columns of
Romanesque design. Monuments: below the south window in the south transept is the
remains of a C14 segmental-headed tomb recess. On the north wall under the tower, a
marble monument to Constantine Phipps Miles d.1728. It has a moulded plinth and base,
open pediment on brackets, surmounted by an urn. A brass set in a marble slab on the
floor at the east end of the nave to Margaret, wife of john Hilk, d.1465. On the west
wall of the south transept is a carved marble cartouche with an inscription to the memory
of William Neile d.1670 which states that he was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a
privy councillor to Ring Charles II.
V.C.H. vol III. P.175. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.265.

Listing NGR: SU8547977517

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