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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in East Ilsley, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.525 / 51°31'30"N

Longitude: -1.2903 / 1°17'25"W

OS Eastings: 449330

OS Northings: 180918

OS Grid: SU493809

Mapcode National: GBR 80G.BLB

Mapcode Global: VHCYS.LX6S

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 24 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39861

Location: East Ilsley, West Berkshire, RG20

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: East Ilsley

Built-Up Area: East Ilsley

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: East Ilsley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 48 SE
3/30 Church of St. Mary
24.11.66 I

Church. C13 with C19 additions and C15, C17 and C19 restorations.
Render over flint with dressed stone quoins and stone dressings, ashlar
north aisle and porch; tiled roofs, slate roof on north aisle and porch.
Nave, chancel, west tower and south aisle C13; north porch and north aisle
C19. North Elevation:- to left chancel with 2 trefoil headed single light
windows; to centre north aisle with 3-light windows under square heads
and label moulds flanking gabled north porch; to right tower; 2 stages
with plinth, angle buttresses and crenellated parapet, stair turret in
angle between tower and nave, one single-light window off centre in
first stage, clock in upper stage beneath 2-light window with cusped
ogee-headed lights under label mould, grotesque head at base of parapet.
South Elevation:- to left-tower with blocked single-light window in
upper stage; to centre-south aisle with lancets flanking central 2-light
square headed window enlarged below original cill to form mullion and
transom window, memorial slab to W.A. Black Aller died 1753 to right,
2 mass clocks cut into right quoin of aisle; to right-chancel with low
brick wall across angle between aisle and chancel, one trefoil headed
window, central porch with flintwork exposed and 4-centred arched
doorway, one segmental pointed arched window with chevron pattern
drip mould. Interior:- plastered walls, Chancel:- tall crown post
roof of 2 bays, 2 lancets with wide rear arches to north and south walls,
lancet and oculus to east wall aumbry under segmental pointed arch with
chevron carving to north wall; Chancel arch:- 4 centred arch with
double chamfer springing from carved, heads at corbels. Nave:-
tall crown post roof of 3 bays, 3 bay arcade to south of chamfered
pointed arches on short columns with moulded bases and simple caps,
small grotesque head carved at springing of eastern arch, 3 bay arcade
to north of 4-centred arches on slender piers. Tower Arch:- 2 centred
arch with moulded soffit and 1625 carved on south impost. South Aisle:-
collared roof with double butt purlins and curved wind braces, 3 bays
with intermediate collars, trefoil piscina in south wall remains of arch
to rood stair at junction with nave and chancel. North Aisle:-4 bay
king post roof. Memorials:- marble plaque with broken pediment and
scutcheon of arms to Joseph Barnes and his wife (died 1753) on
south wall of sanctuary. Fittings:- C17 communion rail of alternating
twisted and turned balusters with moulded rail; hexagonal C17 pulpit
with carved panels; font in north aisle stone-bowl with nine sided top
and carved arcade set on C20 stone base. B.0.E. Berkshire p.134.

Listing NGR: SU4932980918

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