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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Hardmead, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.1196 / 52°7'10"N

Longitude: -0.6358 / 0°38'8"W

OS Eastings: 493500

OS Northings: 247688

OS Grid: SP935476

Mapcode National: GBR F0T.22N

Mapcode Global: VHFQ4.XZRH

Plus Code: 9C4X4997+RM

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396953

Location: Hardmead, Milton Keynes, MK16

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Hardmead

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Sherington with Chicheley, North Crawley, Astwood and Hardmead

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Parish church, made redundant. C13-C15, restored C19. Stone.
W. tower, nave with clerestory and aisles, S. porch and chancel.
Flat lead roof to nave and aisles, tiles to chancel with stone coped
E. gable. Unbuttressed C13 tower with traceried belfry windows,
battlemented parapet. Plain parapets to aisles, battlemented to nave,
C14 and C15 traceried windows. C15 S. porch, chancel has E. window and
2 windows each side with C14 Decorated tracery. Interior nave of
2 bays with C14 quatrefoil piers, capitals of S. arcade of earlier
date than N. Wide C14 tower arch, old roof. timbers in aisles.
Fittings Font C15 carved with tracery. Organ early C19 gothic style.
Bench ends C15. Monuments In N. aisle wall monument to Francis Catesby
1636 small reaumbent effigy above an inscription panel and 3 small
kneeling figures on the wall behind, framed by Corinthian columns
supporting entablatures broken forward over columns and semi-circular
broken pediment with coat of arms in tympanum with scroll finial. The
monument stands as a deep moulding broken forward under columns and
supported on console brackets. Brass to Francis Catesby 1556 and at
W. end of N. aisle wall tablet with oval panel nesting on a console
bracket with floral swags at top and central cartouche of arms.
Chancel: C19 white memorial tablets to members of Shedden family including
one with gothic columns and cusped top commemorating Robert Shedden
who died 1849 on his yacht Nancy Dawson after his unsuccessful search for
Sir John Franklin. Relief carving of the yacht below the tablet.

RCHM II p 139 MON 1

Listing NGR: SP9349947687

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