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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.0225 / 52°1'21"N

Longitude: -0.7891 / 0°47'20"W

OS Eastings: 483183

OS Northings: 236701

OS Grid: SP831367

Mapcode National: GBR D0F.59P

Mapcode Global: VHDT6.8FPD

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 45898

Location: Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Shenley Church End

Built-Up Area: Milton Keynes

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Watling Valley, Milton Keynes

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

west side

3/112 Church of St. Mary



Parish Church. W. wall and outer walls of transept C12, chancel
and S. arcade late C12, N. arcade, S. side of clerestory and aisles
C14; tower C15, S. porch Cl7. Restored 1888-90. Coursed rubble
limestone, cruciform plan with battlemented parapets to lead roofs of
nave, tower and chancel, plain parapets to aisles and porch, tiles to
transepts. The chancel has side lancets deeply recessed with roll
mould on inner arch, slender shafts with plain caps supporting toothed
chevroned outer arch. On the exterior these windows have shafts
supporting moulded arches with strings at cap and cill level. The
altar rails are C17-18. The crossing under the central tower is
probably C14. The N. transept has a Perpendicular window and a C17
altar table. The nave arcades have 3 principal and one smaller bay,
the S. arcade with round piers and plain caps and hoods with toothed
moulding. The clerestory has three windows on each side. The timber
roof is C15 restored. The large W. window of the nave is Perpendicular.
The font is octangular and there is a panel with the Royal Arms of
Geo. III. The church was restored in 1888-90. A monument to Edmund
Ashfyld, 1577, has a sarcophagus in a recess, three Corinthian columns
on plinths with shafts, one of jasper, two of porphyry, supporting
entablature and broken pediment with central coat of arms. In the N.
aisle is the monument of Thomas Stafford, 1607, of Tattenhoe, the
founder of the Almshouses, a recumbent effigy on a base with central
figure of his wife flanked by children, all carved in relief. Behind
is an inscription panel flanked by side panels supporting cornise with
side scrolls and coat of arms over. There are C18 monuments to members
of the Stafford family and to former rectors.
RCHM II p.255 MON.1.

Listing NGR: SP8318136702

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