Building record 0219200000 - BRILL PARISH CHURCH

Summary

Twelfth century church with modifications up to the nineteenth century.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*)
  • Listed Building (II*) 1124287: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • CHURCH (12th Century to 19th Century - 1100 AD to 1899 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0021 m Width 0020
Plan Form - SUB-RECTANGULAR
LISTED BUILDING GRADE II STAR NO 8/15 (B8). CHANCEL & NAVE C1120, W TOWER EARLY C15, WINDOWS C1250-C 16 (B4). REPAIRED & ENLARGED 1835 (B2). LARGELY REBUILT BY J OLDRID SCOTT, 1888 (B5). C17 CHANCEL ROOF IS NOTEWORTHY (B4). FROM C12-16 BRILL CHURCH WAS A CHAPEL OF OAKLEY CHURCH (B3). CHURCH ON HILL (NGR)-B6. IN THE C18TH CHURCH THE NAVE HAD A GENTLY SLOPED LEADED ROOF, WITH A BARREL-VAULTED CEILING. THE CHANCEL WAS SLIGHTLY SHORTER, THE ROOF WAS STEEPLY PITCHED AND TILED AND ALSO HAD A BARREL-VAULTED CEILING. THERE WERE SEVERAL ALTARS AND SHRINES DEDICATED TO CERTAIN SAINTS. ROBERT HARTE, BY HIS WILL OF 1503, LEFT LEGACIES TO THE 'HIGH ALTER AT BRILL, ALL HALLOW'S LIGHT, THE ROOD, ST GEORGE'S, ST JOHN'S. ST CLEMENT'S AND ST CHRISTOPHER'S LIGHTS, ALSO FOR THE HIGH ALTER, OUR LADY'S AND ST NICHOLAS' ALTERS'. THE CHURCH HAD TWO GALLERIES IN THE C18TH, BOTH WERE SUPPORTED BY WOODEN PILLARS OF CLASSICAL DESIGN AND FRONTED WITH ORNATE RAILS AND TWISTED AND BARLEY SUGAR BALLUSTERS. THE WEST GALLERY WAS THE GIFT OF MRS ELIZABETH DAWSON IN 1749 AND REMAINED IN PLACE TILL THE CHURCH WAS REMODIFIED IN 1889. A MEMORIAL TABLET TO EELES BENJAMIN, BORN 1756 IS FOUND AT THE EAST END OF THE SOUTH AISLE. THE SOUTH GALLERY WAS BUILT BY THOMAS SAUNDERS IN 1785. IN THE C19TH THE CHURCH WAS CLEARED OF ITS PRIVATE PEWS, SERVANTS SEATS AND GALLERIES, ETC. 2ND HALF OF C20TH THE BARON ENLARGED THE CHURCH. ON 16TH SEPT 1855 T S ORCHARD & SONS OF GRIMSBURY, BANBURY STARTED WORK BY REMOVING THE NORTH WALL OF THE ORIGINAL CHAPEL AND REPLACING IT WITH THE PRESENT ARCADE, TO WHICH THE NORTH AISLE WAS ADDED. THE ROOF WAS RAISED. THE CHANCEL WAS EXTENDED EAST BY 5 FT. THE BARREL-VAULTED CEILING WAS REMOVED. IN 1888 THE SOUTH WALL WAS REMOVED AND REPLACED BY AN ARCADE. IT WAS AT THIS TIME THAT THE WINDOWED CLEARSTORY WAS ADDED AND THE ROOF REPLACED BY A STEEPER, HIGHER AND TILED ROOF (B9).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC7518 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 1 PP108-113.
  • <2>SBC14197 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P345.
  • <3>SBC16070 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 PP17-18.
  • <4>SBC12855 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP62-64.
  • <5>SBC11767 Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P72.
  • <6>SBC10479 Map: OS 1979 1:2500 MAP.
  • <7>SBC4397 Bibliographic reference: DRYDEN COLL, NORTHAMPTON LIBRARY, HAS AN INK DRAWI NG (1897) OF S DOOR.
  • <8>SBC4222 Bibliographic reference: DOE 1985(FEB) LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITE CTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST, DISTRICT OF AYLESBUR.
  • <9>SBC19789 Bibliographic reference: Unknown. after 1972. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH BRILL (church guide).

Location

Grid reference SP 65628 13854 (point)
Civil Parish BRILL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13596)

Record last edited

Oct 20 2016 12:19PM

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