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Church of St Swithun

A Grade II* Listed Building in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.9383 / 51°56'18"N

Longitude: -0.8362 / 0°50'10"W

OS Eastings: 480105

OS Northings: 227287

OS Grid: SP801272

Mapcode National: GBR C00.KDB

Mapcode Global: VHDTK.GJ9X

Entry Name: Church of St Swithun

Listing Date: 19 August 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214161

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398912

Location: Swanbourne, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Swanbourne

Built-Up Area: Swanbourne

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Swanbourne

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

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8/125 Church of St. Swithun


- II*

Parish church. C13 nave with later alterations, C15 N. aisle, C15-
early C16 W. Tower, chancel rebuilt and remainder of church much restored
1863. C19 S. porch. Large semi-dressed blocks of coursed rubble
limestone, slate roofs. W. tower of 3 stages has moulded plinth,
battlemented parapet, clasping buttresses and 2-light traceried openings
to bell-chamber. W. side has small blind round panel, originally clock,
to second stage, 3-light traceried window and moulded doorway with
2-centred arch. Nave has battlemented parapet to S. and to W. bay of
N. side, remainder with plain parapet. S. wall is dated 1630 and has
C17 Perpendicular windows, 3-light to left, 4-light with round arched
head to right. S. doorway is C13, very much restored, with moulded outer
arch on slender shafts, and cusped inner arch on chamfered piers. N.
side has 4-light Perpendicular window in W, bay, and clerestory of C19
round cusped windows. N. aisle has plain parapet and 3-light cusped
windows, one to W. and one to N. with flat heads, one to E. in 4-centred
arch. N. door has chamfered 2-centred arch, moulded spandrels and C19
hoodmould. Chancel has 3 bays of lancets with hoodmoulds and triple
lancet to E. Interior: hollow chamfered arch to tower. C15 N. arcade
of 3 bays has double chamfered arches on wide octagonal piers with
moulded caps. N.E. wall of nave has C19 arch to roof-loft, original
entry in N. aisle has 4-centred arch with carved spandrels and hood with
one carved head stop. Cusped piscina. Chancel arch has moulded outer
arch and jambs, and chamfered inner arch on moulded corbels. Interior
of E. window has slender shafts with moulded caps, and flanking blind
panels. Pair of cusped piscinae. Fittings: C13 font, C17 altar table,
C15 wall paintings in N. aisle of souls led to Paradise, Purgatory and
Hell. Late C19-early C20 glass in chancel, glass in W. window of N.
aisle dated 1859. Other fittings C19-C20. Monuments: brasses to
Thomas Adams, wife and 4 children 1626 with inscription commemorating
his murder by thieves in Liscombe Park. C19 and C20 wall tablets to
Fremantle family in chancel. N. aisle has early C18 wall tablet to
Thomas and Ann Deverel d. 1699 with carved marble surround of swags and
urn, and C18 wall tablets to Adams family.

RCHM II p. 288-9

Listing NGR: SP8010527287

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