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Church of St Mary and St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Compton, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.5135 / 51°30'48"N

Longitude: -1.243 / 1°14'34"W

OS Eastings: 452625

OS Northings: 179670

OS Grid: SU526796

Mapcode National: GBR 921.4JR

Mapcode Global: VHCZ0.D7Q2

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Nicholas

Listing Date: 24 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39893

Location: Compton, West Berkshire, RG20

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Compton

Built-Up Area: Compton

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Compton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 57 NW
(North side)
9/38 Church of St. Mary and
24.11.66 St. Nicholas

Church. C13 tower, 1850 rebuilding of nave and chancel, 1905 north
aisle. Main rebuilding by William Brown of Reading, north aisle by
J.O. Scott. Flint with stone dressings to tower, knapped flint with
stone dressings to remainder; tiled roofs. Nave, chancel, tower,
north aisle, vestry, south porch. Plinth, buttresses and gable
parapets to nave and chancel; plinth, angle buttresses and crenellated
parapet to tower. South Elevation:- to left:- tower of 2 stages with
2-light louvre in top stage and 2-light plate traceried window on string
course; to centre:- nave of 4 bays with lancet windows and south porch
with moulded and chamfered 2-centred arched opening to left; to right:-
chancel with central doorway of 2-centred arch on quarter columns under
drip mould flanked by cusped ogee headed single-light windows. West
Elevation:- to left:- north aisle, gabled with three light window;
to right:- tower with 2-light louvre at top and 3-light Perpendicular
window with cusped heads to lights over doorway of 4-centred arch under
square drip mould with carved heads atspringing and scutcheons in the
spandrels. Interior:- plastered; nave:-4 bay arch braced collar roof,
arcade to north aisle of 2 centred arches on moulded, chamfered octagonal
columns with undercut caps. Chancel:-- 3 bay scissor truss roof; re-set
piscina with trefoiled ogee arch on south wall; re-set easter sepulchre
with quatrefoil carving under 4-centred arch on north wall; chancel
arch 2-centred moulded and chamfered arch on thin half-columns with
undercut caps. North aisle:- 4 bay barrel vaulted timber roof.
Fittings:- carved and painted timber reredos and linenfold panelling
by Nathaniel Westlake; late C18 hexagonal timber pulpit with carved
flowers and fruit round raised and fielded panels; font at west end
of north aisle plain stone tub with C15 carved timber cover. Monuments;-
re-set brass by pulpit with man and woman of circa 1500 inscribed to
"Richard Pygott and Alys his wyf"; on the south wall C18 marble
obelisk with urn on a moulded base inscribed to the Puckridge family.
V.C.H., Berkshire vol iv p.19: B.0.E., Berkshire, p.120.

Listing NGR: SU5262579670

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