Church of St Mary, Thame

South Exterior
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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.

Go Historic ID
319066
Short URL
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Names
Church of St Mary
Address
Church Road
Thame, England
OX9 3AJ
Postcode
OX9 3AJ
Coordinates
51.751198° N, 0.981946° W
Email
office@stmarys.psa-online.com
Phone
0184421 3491
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

1215

Royal Charter granted for the market in Thame, which is still held every Tuesday.

1220

Construction of Thame Church begins at the direction of Robert Grossteste, Bishop of Lincoln.

1889

Major restorations of Thame Church by J.O. Scott.

1442

The churchwarden records the construction of the north transept. Based on style, the south transept has a similar date.

1540

Choir stalls from Thame Abbey are brought to Thame Church following the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

1559
Death of Lord Williams of Thame

Death of Lord Williams of Thame, whose fine tomb is one of the chief highlights of Thame Church.

April 24, 1951
Church of St Mary designated a Grade I listed building

The Church of St Mary in Thame, England, is designated a Grade I listed building.

September 29, 2007

Resources

  1. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire
  2. Official Website of Church of St Mary Official website.
  3. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.