Building record 0517800000 - Church of St Mary, BEACHAMPTON PARISH CHURCH


Fourteenth and fifteenth century parish church, restored in the nineteenth century.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1288408: CHURCH OF ST MARY


Type and Period (1)

  • PARISH CHURCH (Restored 1873-4, 14th Century to 19th Century - 1300 AD to 1899 AD)


Dimensions - Length 25m, Width 12m.
Plan Form - Subrectangular.
Grade II+. Parish Church. C14 with C15 aisles, much restored by G.E. Street 1873-74. C19 porch, N. vestry and organ chamber. Coursed rubble stone, lead roofs to nave and aisles, tiled chancel. W. tower of three C14 stages with diagonal buttresses and round C19 traceried light to second stage of S. side, and top stage by Street with open balustrade to bell-chamber and shingled, spire above. Nave has parapet and clerestory of three 2-light traceried windows. Aisles have 2 and 3-light restored Perpendicular windows with flat hood- moulds. Chancel has C19 3-light Decorated E. window, 2-light Decorated windows to E. of side walls, one C19, and one C19 Perpendicular window and restored C14 doorway to W. of S. wall. Interior: tower and chancel arches are double chamfered on corbels with labels over. Nave of three bays has similar arches on quatrefoil piers with moulded caps. N. wall of chancel has arch to organ and segmental arch containing large monument to Simon Benet. Restored piscina in S. wall. C19 glass and fittings include carved stone reredos with figures in niches. Monuments: wall tablet of stone around brass inscription to Matthew Pigot 1598 has primitive imagery of skull, bones and shrouded figures with meandering inscription; Baroque marble wall monument to Simon Benet (died 1682) has inscription on plinth with flanking festoons and volutes, bust and heraldic panel in broken segmental pediment, all in surround of Ionic columns and outer segmental pediment. Brasses: to William Bawdyn, blacksmith, 1600 in N. aisle; to Ales Baldwyn 1611 in S. aisle, and small plaque to William Elmor 1652 in nave. RCHM II pp 60-61 (B8).
For description of church c.1637 (B3).
Description of church c.1755 (B1).
Description c.1847, & list of rectords 1218-1827 (B2).
Full description (B4).
NGR to church (B7).

Sources (10)

  • ---SBC21270 Aerial Photograph: RCHM (NMR). 1975. 1975 RCHM (NMR) Oblique AP. SP77163722. Yes.
  • ---SBC21271 Aerial Photograph: RCHM (NMR). 1975. 1975 RCHM (NMR) Oblique AP. SP77053730. Yes.
  • <1>SBC16728 Bibliographic reference: WILLIS B 1755 HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES-- OF BUCKINGHA M PP144-149.
  • <2>SBC7648 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 2 PP530-5.
  • <3>SBC5686 Article in serial: Robert Gibbs. 1889. 'STATE OF BUCKS PARISH CHURCHES IN C16 & C17', IN RECS OF BUCKS 6 P254. Vol 6.
  • <4>SBC20463 Bibliographic reference: William Page (ed). 1927. A History of Buckinghamshire (Victoria County History) Volume IV. Volume 4. pp152-153.
  • <5>SBC13129 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 PP60-61.
  • <6>SBC11760 Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P61.
  • <7>SBC10385 Map: OS 1958 6IN (1.10560) MAP.
  • <8>SBC19250 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1983. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p17.


Grid reference SP 77052 37069 (point)
Civil Parish BEACHAMPTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit by Historic Buildings Officer (EBC13585)

Record last edited

Aug 14 2022 8:17PM

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