Church of St Mary Thame, England c. 1220-60
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.
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- Thame ChurchChurch of St Mary
- 51.751198° N, 0.981946° W
- Church RoadOX9 3AJ
- 0184421 3491
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 →
Overviewby 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 →
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