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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thatcham, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.4018 / 51°24'6"N

Longitude: -1.2589 / 1°15'32"W

OS Eastings: 451648

OS Northings: 167229

OS Grid: SU516672

Mapcode National: GBR 93D.0JS

Mapcode Global: VHCZL.41B7

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39627

Location: Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG19

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Thatcham

Built-Up Area: Thatcham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Thatcham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 5167
8/25 Church Of St.Mary


Church. C12 and later including C13 arcade and C15 north aisle, rebuilt in 1857
by Thomas Hellyer in Decorated style with plinth, hood moulds and parapetted gables.
Flint with stone dressings, some coursed rubble in tower and north aisle, tiled
roofs. West tower, nave, north aisle, south aisle with chapel to east, south porch,
chancel and vestry. West tower; 2 stages with diagonal buttresses, newel turret to
south west, string course with gargoyles and embattled parapet. 3-light bell chamber
openings with panelled tracery, and C19 west doorway. South aisle; 3 bays with 2-light
windows; Danvers chapel to east, 3 bays, 2-light windows with panelled tracery, and
3-light window to east. C12 south doorway of 3 orders with scalloped capitals, and
chevron ornament on arch. C19 gabled south porch with angle buttresses. North aisle:
3 bays, 2-light windows with panelled tracery; square headed door between first and
second bays from west. 3-light window with panelled tracery at east end, with small
cusped one light opening in gable above. Chancel:one lancet to south, and door with
hood mould to right; 3-light east window with panelled tracery. Interior: 3 bay north
and south nave arcades with square piers and chamfered arches. North aisle windows have
chamfered rear arches, and shafts with moulded bases and capitals. Large C19 Norman
style chancel arch. South aisle chapel has C15 flat panelled roof, all others C19. All
fittings C19. Monuments: stone chest tomb with trefoiled panels to Sir William Danvers
of 1504 in south aisle chapel; alabaster wall tablet with kneeling figures to Nicholas
Fuller of 1620 in chancel. V.C.H. Vol.3. pp.323-325. B.O.E.Berkshire. p.239. Murray's
Berkshire Architectural Guide. Betjeman and Piper. 1949. p.146.

Listing NGR: SU5164867231

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