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Church of St Mary and St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Chetwode, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.963 / 51°57'46"N

Longitude: -1.0693 / 1°4'9"W

OS Eastings: 464043

OS Northings: 229800

OS Grid: SP640298

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y0.SKF

Mapcode Global: VHCWS.FX2J

Plus Code: 9C3WXW7J+67

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Nicholas

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396032

Location: Chetwode, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Chetwode

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Chetwode

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


6/19 Church of St Mary and
St Nicholas


Parish church, formerly chancel of Augustinian Priory church founded 1244.
W. section serves as nave, E. end is Early English and serves as chancel.
N. transeptual chapel rebuilt C17 as Chetwode Chapel incorporating Decorated
window. W. tower C15-C16. Partly rebuilt and re-roofed c1820. Rubble
stone, slate roof. W. tower has pebble-dashed upper section, hipped tiled
roof, perpendicular doorway and windows. Nave has small perpendicular
2-light window and window with Y tracery in W. wall, 2 Decorated windows
in S. wall, altered window in N. wall. E. end has lancets, a series of
3 to N. and S. and 5 to E. wall. Internally these have moulded arches on
shafts with moulded caps to E. window and caps carved with foliage and
beasts to N. and S. windows. S. window has C13 glass in central light,
C14 glass in flanking lights. E. window has glass signed by William Holland
1842. S. wall has Early English arcade over piscina, sedilia and priest's
door with moulded caps and dogtooth ornament between shafts and arch mouldings.
N. transept has Decorated arch to nave, plaster ceiling with wooden ribs marking
groin and resting on wooden corner shafts with carved heads to cap and base,
family pew with C17 panelling and cast iron fire-grate. Other fittings:
wall monument to Mary Risley 1668 with tablet flanked by mourning women,
C18 floor slabs, hatchments, C17 door, painted wooden panels dated 1696
in nave with pediments, side scrolls and inscriptions commemorating church
repairs by W Lawley.
RCHM II pp.85-6

Listing NGR: SP6404529798

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