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Site: St Mary
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Period: Medieval, 19th Century

Features: 13th-century S doorway, Brass, Chancel arch, Chancel area, Font, Glass, Nave area, Parts of a 14th-century screen, Pulpit, Roofs, S and N arcades, Sculpture, Tower, Tracery, Wall paintings, Windows

Location: 2 miles SE of Aylesbury off the A413


Description:

Although the flint exterior of this church is 14th- and 15th-century, including square-headed Decorated windows in the S aisle with unusual tracery, the two 13th-century E bays of the S arcade are the earliest part of the church, with their circular piers and octagonal abaci, and their double-chamfered arches. The S doorway is also of the 13th century, as is the chancel arch, which was widened in the 14th century. The chancel itself is of the 14th century with a fine double piscina. The nave was lengthened in the 14th century when the N arcade was built, including its taller square piers with demi-columns attached. During the 15th century, the tower was constructed with a higher stair-turret, the clerestory was added, and most of the present roofs were inserted. Of the internal items, special mention should be made of the carved Norman font; the mid-17th-century pulpit; the remnants of a 14th-century screen; a S chancel Norman shaft with 13th-century relief; bold symmetrical foliage design wall painting in two S arcade spandrels; some fragments of medieval glass in the E window, and the N and S aisles; and a N aisle c. 1580 brass.

Address: Church Walk, Off Worlds End Lane, Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5SH
Phone Number: 01296 613212; M 07889-964287

E-mail: david_wales92@o2.co.uk

Rating: ***

Open: 4

Website: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62789