Building record 0460100000 - ST MARY MAGDALENE'S CHURCH, GREAT HAMPDEN

Summary

Medieval and post-medieval parish church of St Mary Magdalene at Great Hampden, restored in the nineteenth century.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1158762: CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
  • Planning Notification Area: Medieval parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden

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Type and Period (1)

  • PARISH CHURCH (Restored 19th century, 13th Century to 19th Century - 1200 AD to 1899 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0019 m Width 0011
IN PARK S OF HAMPDEN HOUSE. LATE C13 S DOORWAY, LOWER SW TOWER, FONT & PISCINA IN CHANCEL. MID C14 PRESENT NAVE, AISLES & S PORCH. 1ST HALF C15 CHANCEL REBUILT, N AISLE WIDENED & WINDOWS INSERTED BOTH AISLES. C15 UPPER TOWER, CLERESTORY & NEW ROOFS. C19 MUCH RESTORATION. SUPPOSED JOHN HAMPDEN BURIED HERE (B1-4).
A collection of sketches of Buckinghamshire churches by Charlotte Pigott, wife of George Pigott, squire of Doddershall in Quainton parish, in the early 1840s (B8).
Grade II+. Parish Church. C13-C15, much restored C19. Flint with stone dressings, C20 tile roofs to nave and chancel, leaded aisles. Nave, aisles, tower in W. bay of S. aisle, S. porch, chancel. Tower much rebuilt C19, of 2 stages with battlemented parapet. Bell-chamber has C19 2-light traceried openings, each with pair of quatrefoils above; lower stage has lancets. At W.end of nave is a 3-light window with reticulated tracery, partly old. Late C15 Clerestory with 4 bays of 2-light traceried windows, all with 4-centred heads and hoodmoulds, those to S. of clunch. Aisles have late C14-C15 3-light traceried windows, mostly restored. N.aisle has sill course broken up over moulded doorway. C13 S. doorway with small 2-centred chamfered arch and stoun to right. C15 S. porch has double chamfered arch, small rectangular openings to sides, stone benches, and fine roof with moulded timbers, queen struts and arched wind-braces. Moulded wooden cornice with carved rosettes and heraldic shields. 2-bay chancel also has 3-light traceried windows, larger to east with sill course below. C18 memorial tablet with flanking pilasters and arched cornice to centre of N. Mall. Interior: nave has C14 arcades, the N.arcade of 4 bays and the S. of 3 bays, all arches moulded on quatrefoil piers with moulded caps, the label with restored carved head stops. C15 roof with traceried spandrels on restored carved stone angel corbels. S. aisle has moulded arch to tower, carved stone corbels flanking E. window, and cinquefoil piscina. Both aisles have long squints to chancel. Moulded chancel arch on moulded piers with similar imposts. Trefoil piscina; canopied niches flanking altar renewed C19. Fittings: fine C13 font, the round bowl with shallow scallops, fleuron frieze and cable mouldings at base, the broad central cable with interlace ornament; early C16 pews with linenfold panels and moulded top rail in nave; C17 altar-table with turned baluster legs; painted hatchments; C19 and C20 dado panels, some carved; C19 and C20 glass. Monuments: 1) to John Hampden d. 1643, erected by Robert Hampden 1756: marble wall monument with sarcophagus, mourning putti and oval panel above showing oak tree with coats of arms and John Hampden fatally wounded at battle of Chalgrove Field. 2) marble wall monument to Thomas Kempthorne 1736 and wife Anne (Hampden), with profile portrait medallions and Rococo swags. 3) tall wall tablet by Nicholas Stone, inscribed with John Hampden's epitaph to his wife Elizabeth d. 1634. 4) wall tablet to Richard Hampden and wife 1662 with flanking Ionic columns, carved side scrolls and segmental pediment. 5) C18-early C19 memorial to mother of Thomas and John Trevor. Small brass inscription panels and coats of arms to William Hampden 1597 and William Hampden 1612. Detached brass panels of children. John Hampden, Parliamentarian, is supposed to be buried in the churchyard. RCHMI p. 160-162 Mon.l. Records of Bucks. XX p.525-7 (B5).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC7628 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 2 PP283-294.
  • <2>SBC15421 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 PP289-291.
  • <3>SBC12780 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP160-162.
  • <4>SBC10324 Map: OS 1898 1:2500 MAP/ 1960 1:10560 MAP.
  • <5>SBC22140 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p18.
  • <6>SBC13381 Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 1949 15 PP219-220.
  • <7>SBC15210 Graphic material: UNSIGNED & UNDATED PLAN OF CHURCH IN GUIDEBOOK IN BUCKS ARCH SOC COLLEC-TION (BOX 5C/D-G) (COPY, FIL.
  • <8>SBC23373 Article in serial: Elliott Viney. 1991. Bucks Churches in the Eighteen-Forties. Plate 6a, p74.
  • <9>SBC24618 Unpublished document: KDK Archaeology Ltd. 2014. Archaeological Observation & Recording Report: St Mary Magdalene Church, Great Hampden.

Location

Grid reference SP 84850 02370 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish GREAT AND LITTLE HAMPDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2020 2:18PM

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