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Thame Church
Church of St Mary
51.751198° N, 0.981946° W
Church Road
0184421 3491

Essays on the Church of St Mary

  • Listed Building Description

    “The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on May 30, 2012.

    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. continue reading →

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    This large parish church occupies a peaceful, tree-filled churchyard in the village of Thame. It is entered via the south porch, approached by a footpath through the churchyard. There are gargoyles and other characters of various ages to be discovered on the exterior, especially on the north side of the nave. Thame Church contains many brass memorials of interest, including the following (in the chancel unless otherwise indicated): Thomas Quatremain (d.1342) and wife with son Thomas (d.1398) and wife, on plain tomb-chest (south transept). The brass of the woman is headless. continue reading →

Blog Posts on the Church of St Mary

  • New Zoom Lens and Thame Church

    Posted October 3, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford

    Last week we welcomed a new gadget into the family: a beautiful Canon L 70-200mm zoom lens. It is now attached to David's camera mostly full-time; with me using the wide-angle lens, we make a good team. The zoom arrived mid-week last week, so at first it could only be tested on things around the farm where we live. But…

Bibliography of the Church of St Mary

  1. Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus and Jennifer Sherwood. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Yale University Press. 1996. Print.
  2. The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
  3. Official Website of Church of St Mary. Web. Official website.

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October 8, 2013
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