St Mary the Virgin, Great Brickhill

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Great Brickhill is a Grade II* listed[1] parish church in the Church of England in Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire.[2]

St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Great Brickhill
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St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Great Brickhill
Coordinates: 52°00′1.5″N 0°40′42.5″W / 52.000417°N 0.678472°W / 52.000417; -0.678472
LocationGreat Brickhill
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
History
DedicationSt Mary the Virgin
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II* listed[1]
Administration
DioceseDiocese of Oxford
ArchdeaconryBuckingham
DeaneryMursley
ParishGreat Brickhill

HistoryEdit

The south aisle and chapel were erected in 1460 and the north aisle and chapel were added circa 1500. In 1865, the church was heavily restored, the exterior being faced with the local greensand rubble with limestone dressings. Dedicated to St. Mary, it is a fairly large church for the size of the village, able to seat 300.

In the church are memorials of the Duncombe, Barton, Pauncefort, and Chase families.

The church has recently undergone major restoration work.[citation needed][when?]

GeographyEdit

Located in Great Brickhill, England. It stands about 500 metres north of the village centre at grid reference SP901307.

Parish statusEdit

The church is in a joint parish with:

OrganEdit

The pipe organ dates from 1875 and was built by William Hill and Son. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Mary (Grade II*) (1115994)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. Yale University Press. 1978. ISBN 9780300095845
  3. ^ "NPOR [N09232]". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 26 April 2015.