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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7244 / 51°43'27"N

Longitude: -0.8345 / 0°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 480597

OS Northings: 203492

OS Grid: SP805034

Mapcode National: GBR C2J.ZSX

Mapcode Global: VHDVJ.HX5G

Plus Code: 9C3XP5F8+P5

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 June 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125815

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46429

ID on this website: 101125815

Location: St Mary's Church, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Princes Risborough

Built-Up Area: Princes Risborough

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Princes Risborough with Ilmer

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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9/158 Church of St. Mary



Parish church. C13 and C14, heavily restored and part rebuilt 1867-8 by
Arthur Blomfield, tower completely rebuilt by J. Oldrid Scott 1907-8.
Flint with limestone dressings. Tiled roofs to nave and chancel, lead
roofs to aisles. Nave, aisles, W. tower, S. porch, chancel, C19 organ
chamber to N. W. tower is of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses,
chequered parapet and octagonal spire with lucarnes. Elaborate
3-light traceried openings to bell-chamber, cusped lights below,
2-light traceried window and door to W. Nave has 5-bay clerestory
with C19 cusped round windows. Aisles have moulded parapets. S.
aisle has 2 3-light windows to S., the left cusped, the right with grouped
lancets. 2-light E. window with Y tracery. Moulded S. doorway with
one shaft to each jamb. C19 gabled porch. N. aisle rebuilt C19 with
traceried windows, 2 in Decorated style to right, 2 Perpendicular to
left. Re-sited moulded doorway. Chancel has moulded sill course and
2-light traceried windows, one to N., 2 to S., the left window above a
small blocked rectangular opening with chamfered surround. Moulded S.
doorway, C19 3-light traceried window to E. Interior: tall narrow
C19 arch to tower. Nave has 7-bay arcades of double chamfered
arches,the W. arches on quatrefoil piers and responds, the E. arches
inserted C19 with circular piers, other piers octagonal. S. aisle retains
late C13 and early C14 details: E. window has moulded arch on shafts,
and hoodmould with carved head stops; very fine S.E. window with moulded
arches on attached shafts, and matching inner screen; sedile and piscina
with cusped ogee canopies on shafts; 4 cusped ogee tomb recesses.
Chancel arch is totally restored, as is most of chancel. N.E. window
retains late C13 moulded arch on shafts. Trefoil piscina. C19 roods
throughout. Fittings: good early C17 hexagonal pulpit with arcaded panels;
late C16 chest with inlaid panels and strapwork frieze; other fittings
and glass C19. E. window by Kempe and Tower 1909. Monuments: marble
tablet in chancel to John and Rebecca Grace 1764 and 1770.
RCHM I p. 269 - 270.

Listing NGR: SP8059703492

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