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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Clifton Reynes, Olney, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.1534 / 52°9'12"N

Longitude: -0.6873 / 0°41'14"W

OS Eastings: 489904

OS Northings: 251381

OS Grid: SP899513

Mapcode National: GBR F05.T7J

Mapcode Global: VHFQ4.14HJ

Plus Code: 9C4X5837+93

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289894

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350926

Location: Clifton Reynes, Milton Keynes, MK46

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Clifton Reynes

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton Reynes

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1/21 Parish Church of
St. Mary


- I

Parish Church. C12 west tower, C13 north and south aisles, c1330 north
chapel, c1340 chancel, C15 clerestory, together with embattled
parapet to chancel and south aisle, C16 south porch, north aisle
rebuilt 1801. Stone with lead and modern copper roofs. 2 bay
chancel, 4 bay nave with tower within west bay. North east chapel
and south porch. Chancel has 3-light east window under flat head,
3 windows to south, 2 east ones have 2-lights with cinquefoil ogee
heads and quatrefoil, west one is low side window with transom. Mid
C14 doorway with hood mould and animal head stops. East window of
north chapel 2 pointed lights under 2-centre head. Nave has moulded
string with flower ornament below parapet. Clerestory and east
gable window are of 2-lights, trefoiled, with quatrefoil in 2-
centred head. North aisle rebuilt 1801, date on stone over doorway,
intersecting tracery. South aisle east window C14 3-light intersecting
tracered window, 2 windows in south wall, east one 3 cinquefoiled ogee
lights under square head, west one C13 lancet, also in west wall. 3
stage west tower, embattled parapet. Single trefoil headed windows
to bell chamber round headed C12 windows to second storey, 2-light
west window. Interior: Chancel has 2-bay arcade into north chapel of
3 orders, octagonal pier. Chancel arch c1350. 2-orders, inner order
moulded, outerchamfered, jambs have clustered shafts with moulded
bases and caps. Nave arcades c1350 acutely pointed arches of 2 moulded
orders and three-quarter hollow between orders, pillars and responds
with clustered shafts and similar detail to Chancel arch. Tower arch
of 3 orders, 2 inner moulded. Nave roof dated 1637. Font c1350 with
octagonal bowl with niches on each face with the Virgin and saints.
Octagonal stem has tracery panels each of different design.
Communion table C17 with plain turned legs. C15 stained glass figure
of bishop in chancel low side window. C15 glass in nave east window
and clerestory north west window. Monuments in north chapel: North in north Chapel: North
wall Decorated recess with 2 carved oak effigies placed here, the man
in armour, the lady in flowing sleeveless gown, probably Thomas Reynes,
1293, and Joan, his wife. West bay of arcade has stone altar
tomb with 2 more oak carved figures, Sir Ralph de Reynes, c1309 and
Annabelle Chamberlain, his wife. In east bay alter tomb with clunch
effigies of Sir John de Reynes., 1427 and Catherine Scudamore, his wife,
he in armour. Each long side has 8 tracered niches with alternating
male and female figures. On wall 2 monuments iW thesmall family by
James Andrews of Olney. 2 C15 brasses in floor. The oak effigies
are a rare survival of the first importance.

RCHM II. 90. Mon. 2

Listing NGR: SP8989851380

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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