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Little Hampden Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Great and Little Hampden, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7241 / 51°43'26"N

Longitude: -0.7556 / 0°45'20"W

OS Eastings: 486052

OS Northings: 203552

OS Grid: SP860035

Mapcode National: GBR D3Z.V32

Mapcode Global: VHDVK.VXFP

Plus Code: 9C3XP6FV+JQ

Entry Name: Little Hampden Church

Listing Date: 21 June 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46322

Location: Great and Little Hampden, Buckinghamshire, HP16

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Great and Little Hampden

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/05/2015

SP 80 SE

Little Hampden Church

(Formerly listed as Church)



Parish church. C12, altered C15, with C15 N. porch. Much restored C18 and
C19. Render over flint with brick and stone dressings, tiled roofs. Nave,
chancel, N. porch; small vestry at W. end of nave added 1932. W. end of
nave has brick band course and 2-light window with Y tracery. 2 similar
C18 windows to S., one in a blocked doorway. N. side has fine 2-storey C15
gabled porch, timber-framed with curved cross braces and rendered infill.
Single louvred openings in upper storey; door in 2-centred chamfered wooden
arch. Chancel has late C19 stone dressings: chamfered plinth, quoins,
coped gable, shaped kneeler. C19 cusped lancets to N. and S.; Cl9 2-light
traceried window to E.; narrow transomed lancet externally rebuilt C20,
to right of N.side. Interior. Nave has good remains of early C13-C15 wall
paintings: earliest series shows figures of saints in trefoil niches with
scroll friezes above and below along E. wall, figures of St Peter and St Paul
on N. wall, and tall elegant figure of St Christopher to left of N. door;
painted head and hands of another figure above later chancel arch; other C14
and C15 figures include another St Christopher, St Michael weighing the Virgin
and the Devil, a figure tortured by devils, and a dragon. C15-C16 nave roof
with cambered tie beams and tall crown posts. Unmoulded 2-centred chancel
arch. Piscina with band of carved foliage below label. Small carved stone
relief figure in S. wall of chancel. Large stone altar slab with consecration
crosses, C19 altar rails. Late C19 and C20 glass. Memorial tablet to Martha
Hill 1731. Dedication of church unknown.

RCHM I p. 162 Mon. 2.

Listing NGR: SP8604803550

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