Church of St Mary, Thame

Church of St Mary, Thame

Thame Church is a parish church in Oxfordshire built mostly in the early 13th century. Surprisingly large and impressive for the modest size of its village, it has a number of interesting features, including a wall painting, tombs, monuments, gargoyles and carved corbels.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249315
Names
Church of St Mary
Thame Church
Coordinates
51.7511980° N, 0.9819460° W
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Aerial view of Church of St Mary, Thame
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Aerial view of Church of St Mary, Thame
Aerial view of Church of St Mary, Thame. Click image for a larger, interactive view.

Timeline

24 Apr 1951

Church of St Mary designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Church of St Mary is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1194053
Grade
I
Name
CHURCH OF ST MARY
Location
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH ROAD
Parish
Thame
District
South Oxfordshire
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 70385 06318

THAME CHURCH ROAD SP7006SW (East side) 8/29 Church of Saint Mary 24/04/51 (Formerly listed as St. Mary's 8 Church)

GV I

Church. Early C13 chancel, nave, transepts, and tower. C14 widening of aisles, south porch; late C14 clerestory and upper stages to tower; mid C15 reconstruction of north and south transepts; restoration of c.1889 by J.O. Scott. Squared coursed stone with ashlar stone dressings; lead roofs to aisles, roofs of nave, chancel, transept and tower not visible; various stone stacks. 5-bay aisled nave, tower, 6-bay chancel, and transepts. 2-storey porch with 2-centre moulded archway; 2-bay quadripartite vault with carved bosses; stone benches to east side of porch; C19 double plank doors with decorative wrought-iron hinges to 2-centred moulded stone doorway with hood mould having faces to end stops. First floor of porch has ogee-canopied image recess to centre with C20 statue of St. Mary, flanked by trefoiled lancets. 3-light reticulated tracery windows to aisle and chancel. 2-light Perpendicular tracery windows to clerestory of nave. 5-light Perpendicular tracery window to south end of south transept. 5-light rectilinear tracery window to west side of south transept. Plain parapet to chancel, aisles, and transept, battlemented parapet to clerestory. North side: early English doorway with plank door to right of chancel. 4 lancets to chancel. 3-light Plate tracery window to right of chancel. light reticulated tracery windows to aisle. 2-light Perpendicular tracery windows to clerestory...

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Bibliography

  1. Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus and Jennifer Sherwood. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 806-07.
  2. Official Website of Church of St Mary. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.stmarysthame.org.uk/>
  3. “CHURCH OF ST MARY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194053>