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Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Hartley Wespall, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.3197 / 51°19'10"N

Longitude: -1 / 0°59'59"W

OS Eastings: 469784

OS Northings: 158315

OS Grid: SU697583

Mapcode National: GBR B61.601

Mapcode Global: VHDXK.M365

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Listing Date: 26 April 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1339496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 138621

Location: Hartley Wespall, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG27

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Hartley Wespall

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Stratfield Saye with Hartley Wespall with Stratfield Turgis

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

26.4.57 Church of St Mary the
Blessed Virgin


C14, 'restored' 1868 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Apart from the west wall the church is of
the later date, comprising an aisleless nave and chancel, a tower to the north of the
chancel, and a small north porch. Tile roof. Flint walls with stone dressings,
including 2 and 3-light windows, flush-band and buttresses to the outside corners.
Above the eaves level the tower is tile-hung (on framework re-used from the old west
tower) with a slatted bell cage and a shingled broach spire. Within the nave, in the
form of 3 bays (4 trusses) there remains a fine open roof of the first period, with
ornamental struts and arch-braced tie-beams, resting on timber verticals with attached
4-columns; there is also a timber-framed arched door into the porch. A feature of the
building is the west wall, which has the exposed frame on the outside, with rendered
infill; the upper part continues the roof design of the inside and below the tie-beam
there is a massive vertical with braces on each side, all the framing having a cusped
effect. Inside, there is a wall monument of 1692, a Jacobean pulpit (from the earlier
church) and 2 floor slabs containing fragments of brass inlays (one of 1448). Grade I
for importance of the mediaeval timber-framing.

Listing NGR: SU7002957698

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

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