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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Streatley, West Berkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5237 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: -1.1446 / 1°8'40"W

OS Eastings: 459444

OS Northings: 180875

OS Grid: SU594808

Mapcode National: GBR 91Z.KFB

Mapcode Global: VHCYW.3YRT

Plus Code: 9C3WGVF4+F5

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397853

Location: Streatley, West Berkshire, RG8

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Streatley

Built-Up Area: Streatley

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

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Description


STREATLEY HIGH STREET (north side)
SU 5980
10/9 Church of St. Mary
14.4.67
GV II
Church. C15 tower, rest rebuilt in 1865 by Charles Buckeridge in a neo
Gothic style. Flint, rubble and tile with stone dressings, parapeted
gable ends and tiled roofs. West tower, nave, aisles, south porch,
chancel and north and south vestries. Tower: 3 stages with diagonal and
angle buttresses, plinth, string courses, parapet string, and coped
battlemented parapet. South-eastern 3-stage half octagonal newel
turret with square first stage and pyramidal stone cap. Caernarvon
arched doorway to south with boarded door, and narrow rectangular windows
in top stage. Square headed 2-cusped light louvred bellchamber
openings with hoodmoulds to north,south,and west, that to south with
clock above; second stage narrow rectangular windows to north, south,
and west,and first stage 2-light west window with quatrefoil above.
Nave and aisles: 4 circular quatrefoiled clerestory windows to north
and south. 5 north aisle lancets with lancet at west end, and 4 south
aisle lancets with lancet at west end. South-west doorway of 2 orders
with moulded capitals and bases, moulded arch, and boarded door. Gabled
south porch of timber on flint base with tiled roof and decorated barge-
boards; archway flanked by quatrefoil openings, and 3 quatrefoil openings
on east and west faces. Chancel: shafted lancet to south with moulded
capitals and bases, and returned hoodmould; stepped triple shafted lancets
at east end with hoodmould and carved stops. C20 vestry to south with 3-light
window to left and glazed door in recessed porch to right. C19 vestry to
north with moulded end stack to west, 2 lancets flanking central arched
boarded door to north, and square headed window to east of 2-lights with
cusped ogee heads. Interior. Nave: aisle arcades with circular piers
and moulded bases and capitals. 6 bay roof with tie beams, arch braced
collars and double purlins with 2 tiers of windbraces. Arched and shafted
memorial tablets between south aisle windows. Moulded tower arch and
shafted west window with central shaft and plate tracery, moulded chancel
arch. Chancel: low pierced walls at entrance, shafted eastern lancets,
arched sedilia piscina and aumbry C19 fittings include octagonal
wooden pulpit on stone base, eagle lectern, octagonal stone font with
quatrefoil panels, and rich reredos by Pearson. Brasses to Elizabeth
Proutt of 1440, Margaret Buryngton of 1570, Griffin Clarke of 1583,
and Thomas Buriton of 1603. V.C.H. (Berkshire), pp.514-515; B.0.E,
Berkshire, p.230; Streatley, Ed. Revd. T. Strong, 1979.


Listing NGR: SU5944480875

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