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Church of the Holy Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Slapton, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8769 / 51°52'36"N

Longitude: -0.64 / 0°38'24"W

OS Eastings: 493715

OS Northings: 220690

OS Grid: SP937206

Mapcode National: GBR F3Q.70J

Mapcode Global: VHFRH.V2HZ

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 18 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42135

Location: Slapton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Slapton

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Slapton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1/150 Church of The Holy Cross



Parish church. Originally late C13-early C14, much altered late
C15, chancel mostly rebuilt early C19, other C19 restorations.
Tower is of dressed chalky stone with some flint; nave and aisles are
rendered; chancel is of chequer brick with ironstone plinth. Lead
roofs except for tiled chancel. Chancel, nave, aisles, W. tower, N. porch
and C19 N. vestry. C15 W. tower of 2 stages has battlemented parapet,
diagonal buttresses and 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber.
3-light cusped window over W. door, both openings with 4-centred arches.
Nave has plain parapet and 3-bay clerestory of 2-light cusped windows
with depressed heads. Aisles extend to west, flanking part of tower, and
have moulded parapets and 3-light cusped windows with flat heads, 3 to
S., 2 to N. Low doorways between W. windows have chamfered 2-centred arches,
that to N. in rendered porch. Chancel has C19 traceried windows in
Decorated style: 2 2-light to S., one to N., and 3-light E. window with
reticulated tracery. Lean-to vestry to N. Interior is of dressed clunch
with plastered spandrels and aisle walls. Tower arch is double chamfered,
the inner order on moulded corbels. Nave arcades are of 4 bays with
double chamfered and stopped arches on octagonal piers with moulded
caps, the W. arches being narrower than remainder. Both nave and aisle roofs
are late C15 with moulded beams, restored. N. aisle also has wide recess
in E. wall with shallow pointed head, and niche with 4-centred arch above.
Chancel arch is late C13, double chamfered on semi-octagonal piers with
moulded cape. C19 aumbry and piscina. Fittings Circular font with
altered moulded base, probably C13; C17 communion table, altered; C19 glass
in chancel; other fittings C19. Brasses to Reginald Manser 1462,
Thomas Knyghton 1522, and to James Tornay 1519.
RCHM II p. 264-5.

Listing NGR: SP9371520690

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