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Church of St. Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Beenham, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.4123 / 51°24'44"N

Longitude: -1.1519 / 1°9'6"W

OS Eastings: 459080

OS Northings: 168480

OS Grid: SU590684

Mapcode National: GBR 93B.HKM

Mapcode Global: VHCZF.ZRDQ

Plus Code: 9C3WCR6X+W6

Entry Name: Church of St. Mary

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39542

Location: Beenham, West Berkshire, RG7

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Beenham

Built-Up Area: Beenham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Beenham Valence

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

3/39 Church Of St.Mary


Church. Tower of 1794, nave and aisles of 1859, and chancel of 1871. Henry
Woodyer. Brick tower with stone dressings, rest of flint with stone dressings, and
tiled roof, catslide over nave and aisles. Late C13 style. West tower, nave, north
and south aisles, south porch, chancel and vestry. Tower: 3 stages with plinth, string
courses, cornice, coped parapet and 4 corner obelisks, that to south-west with
weathervane. Large mid C19 west window of 3 lights, and small early C19 arched window
to north; round arched louvred bell chamber openings on all faces, and clock to east.
South aisle: 3 square headed windows, 2 with 3 cusped lights and one with 4 cusped
lights; 2-light window to west and 3-light window to east, both with hood moulds.
South porch with chamfered arch, hood mould, IHS carved in coped parapetted gable,
and 3 cusped lights, on each side. North aisle: 3 square headed windows, one with 4
cusped lights and 2 with 5 cusped lights; 2-light window to west with hood mould.
Chancel: three 2-light windows to south; clasping buttresses and 3-light window with
geometrical tracery and hood mould to east. Vestry: cusped lancet to east, door,
and 3 stepped lancets under gable to north. Interior: 5 bay north and south aisle
arcades with round piers, moulded bases and capitals, moulded arches and hood moulds
with carved stops. Arch braced nave roof. Simple moulded chancel arch without
capitals, hood mould has stops carved as wheat and leaves. Painted decoration in
chancel and aisles by Miss Sharp of Ufton Court, including neo-Quattrocento Last
Supper. All fittings C19 including font, eagle lectern, pulpit and reredos. Many wall
tablets, including, in tower, those to Berrington, with Cherubs and 2 Ionic pilasters
supporting cornice; John Berrington of l126, with fluted pilasters, cornice and coat
of arms; Hopson; and in nave to Thomas Stackhouse with triangular pediment and
open book above. V.C.H. Vol.3, p.279; B.O.E.Berkshire, p.85.

Listing NGR: SU5908068480

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