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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Chilton, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7989 / 51°47'56"N

Longitude: -1.0055 / 1°0'19"W

OS Eastings: 468674

OS Northings: 211609

OS Grid: SP686116

Mapcode National: GBR B06.4LJ

Mapcode Global: VHDV7.J18S

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42991

Location: Chilton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Chilton

Built-Up Area: Chilton

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Chilton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

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1/54 Parish Church of St. Mary



Parish Church. C12 remains in nave, C13 chancel and south transept,
Mid C14 north tower, C15 nave widened, eliminating south aisle, C16
south chapel and roofs. Coursed rubblestone with limestone and clunch
dressings. Chancel and south transept roofs old tiles, remainder lead.
2 bay chancel with south chapel, 4 bay nave with south transept and
north transept/tower. Chancel has late C13 east window of 3 uncusped
lights with pierced spandrels and mask stops. 3 original lancets to
north; stepped buttresses. South chapel, C16 has 3-light cinquefoil
windows under 4 centre head, one to east and 2 to south, the right
one blocked, blocked door. South transept has south window of
3 lancets under pointed arch. Nave has two 3-light windows either
side of porch, the west one 4 centred, both late C15, with cinquefoil
lights with tracery. South porch of 2 storeys with diagonal buttresses,
plain parapet and octagonal turret carried above parapets to give
stair access to roofs. 4-centred moulded archway in 2-light window
over 4-centred barrel vault roof to ground stage divided into 5 cusped
panels. North tower transept of 2 stages with octagonal stair turret
at south west angle. Bell chamber and ringing chamber have small
trefoiled single lights. C14 3-lighteast window and 2-light north one
above inserted doorway. Diagonal buttresses to north. Nave north
wall with three 3-light late C15 windows, cinquefoil lights with tracery
in 2 centredheads. West elevation has 3-light window in 4 centred head
above traces of original west door, flanked by large stepped buttresses.
Parapets to all roofs except south transept. Interior. Chancel has
locker in north wall. South arcade to Croke Chapel C16 4 centred arches
of 2 chamfered orders, octagonal column and semi-octagonal responds.
Moulded bases and caps. Chancel arch C13 of 2 chamfered orders on
half octagonal responds. Roof C15 of 2 bays with arch braced collar
trusses on moulded timber corbels. Purlin braces. South chapel has
rough round headed arch into transept. Short king post roof with
chamfered and stopped tie beam and king post. Nave east wall has
traces of earlier roof line and to south of chancel arch 2 C15 arched
openings witn moulded jambs, the right one leading to rood stair and
upper opening. Arch into south transept late C15 2-centred and of 2
moulded orders, inside jamb of 3 chamfered and moulded orders, moulded caps
and bases. North transept arch mid C14 of 3 chamfered orders with
ogee moulded label each side. Roof late C16 of 6 bays. Tie beams
chamfered with curved braces to wall posts on stone corbels carved with
angels, prophets heads. Chamfered stopped posts support purlins and
ridge. C15 traceried door into porch newel stair. Font. Octagonal cup
shaped bowl, moulded circular stem and base, late C15. Communion rail
C18 with turned balusters. Choir stalls reuse C16 poppy head bench ends
and panelling. Screen between chancel and south chapel C16 with panels
with traceried heads, carved rail and moulded cornice, but mullions
replaced by C17 turned balusters. Monuments. In south Chapel. Architectural
monument to Sir John Croke (+1608) and wife. 2 recumbent eggifies.
Coffered arch. 11 kneelers in front of tomb chest. Back wall with
inscription and strapwork. 2 black columns and obelisks outside them.
Corinthian entablature and pediment. Elizabeth Tyrrell (+1631) small kneeling
figure in semi-circular recess with Ionic pillars and pediment. At west
end of nave Chief Justice Carter (+1755). Tripartite screen of white and
grey marble. Outer pilasters, inner columns and open pediment. Palm fronds
and putti in frieze. Brasses C16 and C17 in south chapel. C17-C18 organ
in double case at west end of nave flanking Carter Monument, originally in
Chilton House. RCHM I.102.MON.1.

Listing NGR: SP6867511605

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