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.

Quick Facts

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319066
Names
Church of St Mary
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Street Address
Church Road
Postcode
OX9 3AJ
Coordinates
51.751198° N, 0.981946° W
Email
office@stmarys.psa-online.com
Phone
0184421 3491

Timeline

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

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

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

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

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

  • Death of Lord Williams of Thame

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

  • 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.

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.

Article Info

Article Title
Church of St Mary (Thame, England)
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April 11, 2015