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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.2187 / 51°13'7"N

Longitude: -1.3463 / 1°20'46"W

OS Eastings: 445750

OS Northings: 146814

OS Grid: SU457468

Mapcode National: GBR 842.GFY

Mapcode Global: VHD09.MM3L

Plus Code: 9C3W6M93+FF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 May 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 138375

Location: Hurstbourne Priors, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG28

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Hurstbourne Priors

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch with Tufton with Litchfield

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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16.5.66 Church of St Mary

Saxon, Norman, C13, C18. Aisleless nave and chancel, with small western bell turret,
and brick south porch. Tile roof, small tiled pyramid roof to the turret (which has
boarded sides), brick dentil eaves to the nave, rendered walls. Inside the C13
chancel has 3 small lancets on each side (one later), with deep reveals separated by
columns supporting an arcade; the east window is C19 and on either side are panels
painted with the Prescriptions. The round chancel arch rests on plan abaci, and there
are squints on each side. The Norman nave has 3 small original windows, with deep
reveals, and at the east end on each side are large lights with mullioned and tran-
somed wooden frames. The west end has a thin wall in line with the timbers supporting
the bell turret, with a central arched opening and on each side a C18 doorcase with
pediment and architrave; the upper wall containing a Royal Coat of Arms with letters
C.R. Some fragments of medieval wall paintings remains in the east gable of the nave,
and on the north wall is a consecration cross and a large St Christopher (with the top
part cut off by the lowered eaves). The south door is a tall narrow opening with a
round arch (Saxon), decorated on the outside. Fittings include a plain round font
(old - but restored), a wooden chest of 1536, and a fine longcase clock of about 1720
(a recent gift). The porch (C18) is of brickwork, with flint side panels and a tiled

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