Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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Index of Architectural Features

Architectural Features - These could include complete buildings, additions, particular details, restoration work, and adaptations.

 65 churches with 274 Architectural Features

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St Mary the Virgin Addington 14C Arcades and Chancel Arch.

Perp W Tower.

1856-8 Extensive Restoration and Rebuilding of church. Porch, Aisles and Clerestory rebuilt. New Chancel and Vestry built. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1926-30 Restoration. Architect was Sir Charles Nicholson.

St Cecilia Adstock 12C Lower parts of Nave walls.

12C Parts of Nave N and S doorways.

14C Chancel.

15C Upper parts of Nave walls.

Perp W Tower

1597 Chancel Roof (dated).

1599 Nave Roof (dated).

1855 Restoration.

1875 Restoration and Furnishings. Architect was William White.

St James Akeley 1854 New church built. Architect was John Tarring.

1981 Church demolished. View is from east of the site of the Chancel.

St Mary Amersham 13C Transepts, which are the most significant survivals from the 13C. Image shows an original 13C narrow lancet window in the W wall of the S Transept.

Perp W Tower and N Chapel. The Arch of the W doorway is easily recognised for its Perpendicular style.

Perp S Porch Vault. Well known for the dog and pig corbels above the windows.
Close-up of Pig Corbel.

1870-2 Restoration. Extensions were added to N & S sides, and the church was re-faced with flints. Architect was Frederick Preedy.

1870-2 Rebuilding 14C Arcades and Chancel Arch. Architect was Frederick Preedy.

1870-2 Timber Vault of Chancel. Architect was Frederick Preedy.

1960s Interior refurbished, including floor and painting. Designer was Sebastian Comper.

1728 The Drake Chapel was built for family monuments, with a Vault below. It was initially built to house a large monument for Montague Garrard Drake.

1811 The Drake Chapel was doubled in size, extending it far beyond the E end of the Chancel. The side walls are blank, to accommodate more wall monuments.

St Mary Ashendon 12C Parts of Norman Nave.

c1200 Nave extended to W.

13C S Aisle W arch of arcade.

c1300 S Aisle two E arches of arcade.

c1300 Blocked arch to former N Transept.

Perp W Tower.

Perp Clerestory windows.

†1609 Remains of entrance to Falconer burial place on N side of Nave. The squint is presumed to have been for viewing a lofty monument to William Falconer †1609.
These stones could have been part of the Falconer monument.

1807 Chancel restored.

St John the Evangelist Ashley Green 1873-4 New church built. Architect was George Edmund Street.

St Michael & All Angels Aston Clinton c1270 S Arcade.
Detail of S Arcade capitals.

c1340 N Arcade and Tower Arch.
Detail of N Arcade capitals (70 years later than the S Arcade) with finer mouldings on the capitals and label stop heads.

14C Circular Clerestory Windows.

14C Chancel and Chancel Arch.

14C Three seated Sedilia and Piscina on S wall of Chancel. They all have ogee arches and tall pinnacles, all ornately crocketed.
Three seats, and very elaborately decorated stonework, is surprising for a village church.
A closer look at the arch over the right hand seat.

14C Easter Sepulchre on N wall of Chancel. It is quite a rare survival. Like the Sedilia, it has an ogee arch. The 2 angels are 19C replacements of the original figures.
In the 1840s the 2 statues were described as mutilated, one had no legs, and the other no head.

1800 Tower rebuilt.

1849 Chancel Restored, and church seating replaced. Architect was Edward Buckton Lamb.

1849 Chancel Roof. An unusual design by Edward Buckton Lamb. Architect was Edward Buckton Lamb.

1867 Restoration of Nave, and Porches. The Upper Storey of the S Porch was originally the Priest's Room.

St Michael and All Angels Aston Sandford 13C Remains of Chancel Arch.

1877-8 Restored and Chancel rebuilt. Architect was Edward George Bruton.

St James the Great Aston Abbotts Perp Lower part of W Tower.

1865-6 Rest of Tower, Nave and Chancel rebuilt. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1890 Organ Chamber & Vestry added.

St Peter Astwood 14C S Aisle and Arcade, Chancel Arch, N Doorway.

Dec S Aisle Decorated Style windows, repaired in 1988.

Dec W window, later moved to Tower.

Perp W Tower

1940 Nave roof damaged by a bomb.

1963 New concrete Nave Roof.

St Mary Aylesbury 1849 Restoration (Roofs and Interior). Architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

1866 Restoration (Exterior). Architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

1897 Restoration of Lady Chapel adjoining South Transept. Architect was John Oldrid Scott.

St Mary Ballinger 1873 Built as "a school and lecture room for the poor".

St James Barton Hartshorn 13C Nave.

1842-3 Chancel and Bellcote rebuilt.

1842-3 West Gallery.

1905 Restoration. Architect was Fielding & Horseman.

Church of the Assumption Beachampton 14C Arcades.

1873-4 Upper part of Tower. Architect was George Edmund Street.

St Michael & All Angels Beaconsfield, New 1914-16 New church built. Architect was George Halford Fellowes Prynne .

1954-55 East end extended.

1963 Lady Chapel added.

St Teresa (RC) Beaconsfield, New 1926 New church built. Architect was ASG Butler.

1947 W end extended with new tower. Architect was Adrian Gilbert Scott.

St Mary & All Saints Beaconsfield, Old 1520s 3 Western Bays of Nave.

1520s Most of Tower.

1868 Restoration, Nave extended & Chancel rebuilt. Architect was Henry Woodyer.

1886 S Porch.

St Margaret Biddlesden 1735 Private chapel built as part of new house, by owner Henry Sayer.

1904 Restoration. Architect was J D Salt.

St James the Great Bierton 14C Cruciform church with central tower.

Perp Nave Roof.

1852 Restoration. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1882 Restoration of Chancel. Architect was Ewan Christian.

All Saints Bisham (Berks) 12C Norman W Tower.

1829-30 S Aisle extended. Architect was William Lane.

1849 Remodelled in Dec style. Architect was Benjamin Ferrey.

1856 S Porch added. Architect was Benjamin Ferrey.

1877-8 N Aisle added. Architect was Richard Drew.

1910 Interior of Chancel remodelled.

Holy Trinity Bledlow Norman 12C plain N Doorway and E bay of N Aisle.

c1200 Arcades.

1876-77 Restoration. Architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

St Paul Bledlow Ridge 1868 New church built. Architect was David Brandon.

1989 Parish Rooms added to N side. Architect was Geofrey Hawkins.

St Mary Bletchley (MK) Norman Stonework in S Doorway.

13C Chancel.

14C S Aisle, N Arcade and N Chapel.

15C N Arcade.

Perp W Tower.

1704-9 Restoration. Architect was Browne Willis.

1867-8 Restoration. Architect was William White.

St James Boarstall 1818 Church rebuilt on old foundations.

1884 Alterations made. Architect was Henry James Tollit.

St Mark Bourne End 1889 New church built. Architect was A Mardon Mowbray.

1914 Church almost completely rebuilt. Architect was Charles James Blomfield.

St Mary Magdalene Boveney Norman Norman basic structure.

All Saints Bow Brickhill 15C Much of Church rebuilt.

1630 Date on Nave Roof.

1756 Restoration & New E wall of Chancel. Architect was Browne Willis.

1834 N Aisle added. Architect was C Warren.

1883 Restoration of Interior.

1907 S Porch. Architect was Edward Swinfen-Harris.

St Botolph Bradenham Norman S Doorway (with Saxon style elements).

Perp W Tower.

1542 Chantry Chapel, built by Lord Windsor.

1863 & 65 Restoration. Architect was George Edmund Street.

20C Sculpture of St Francis over interior of S Door, done in the style of Eric Gill.

St James Bradwell, New (MK) 1857-60 New church built. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1883 Bell Turret added to Tower base. Street had originally planned a Tower and Spire, which was never built.

1897 N Aisle added. Work was done to Street's original design.

1950s (12C) Norman Transitional Arch moved to interior of W door. Moved from ruined St Peter's church at Stantonbury in the early 1950s.

St Lawrence Bradwell, Old (MK) c1200 S Doorway and S Arcade.

1868 Restoration.

1903 Restoration. Architect was Edward Swinfen-Harris.

1992 Extension built.

All Saints Brill Norman Traces of original Norman church.

13C Chancel Arch.

1637 Chancel Roof.

1835 N Aisle added. Architect was Alfred Ainger.

1883 Chancel Restored.

1888-89 S Aisle added, both Arcades built, general Restoration. Architect was John Oldrid Scott.

St Lawrence Broughton (MK) 14C Nave and Chancel.

Perp W Tower.

1859 Chancel Restored.

1864-1881 Further Restorations in Stages. Architect was William White.

St Peter & Paul Buckingham 1777-81 New church built on new site. Church built to replace medieval church after collapse of central tower. Architect was Francis Hiorne. (Probably by Hiome).

1865-6 New Chancel. Architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

from 1868 Extensive Alterations to Nave and Aisles. Architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

to 1883 Alterations completed at W end. Architect was John Oldrid Scott.

1884 W gallery added. Architect was John Oldrid Scott.

19C Spire added to Tower.

All Saints Buckland 13C N Arcade.

c1300 Tower Arch.

14C S Doorway.

Perp Kingpost roof on Nave.

1869 Restoration, including new chancel roof and organ chamber. Architect was George Devey.

1880 Further Chancel Restoration.

1893 Tower rebuilt. Architect was W F Taylor .

St Peter Burnham early 13C Lower parts of Tower.

13C Much of the interior.

14C Nave Roof, Scissor-Braced.

1863-64 Restoration. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1891-92 Top of Tower rebuilt and Spire added.

St Mary-the-Moor Cadmore End (Common) 1851 New Church. Architect was Rhode Hawkins.

All Saints Calverton 1817-18 Church partly rebuilt, particularly the W Tower. Architect was William Pilkington.

1850s More rebuilding.

1871-72 Restoration and Decoration. Architect was Edward Swinfen-Harris.

St Simon & Jude Castlethorpe c1200 N Arcade.

Dec Chancel.

1729 W Tower rebuilt. Tower rebuilt after collapse of previous tower.

St Giles Chalfont St Giles Norman Some Norman evidence in S Aisle.

13C Chancel.

14C S Aisle.

Perp N Aisle, Clerestory, and W Tower.

1861 Restoration of Chancel. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1863 Restoration of Rest of Church. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1867 Restoration of Exterior completed. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1884 Organ Chamber built. Architect was John Pollard Seddon.

1895 Timber S Porch. Architect was John Oldrid Scott.

All Saints Chalfont St Peter 1912-13 N Aisle only of large church planned, in Arts & Crafts style. Architect was Temple Lushington Moore.

St Joseph (RC) Chalfont St Peter 1914 One Aisle and Lady Chapel built before WWI stopped work. Architect was Percy Aiden Lamb.

1931 Highly decorative marble and mosaic work, in Chantry Chapel and Lady Chapel. Artist was Cesare Tito Guiseppe Formilli. Formilli's best known work is at the Brompton Oratory.

1962 Rest of church built in a large concrete structure. Architect was Percy Kelly.

St Peter Chalfont St Peter 1708 Collapse of Tower destroys medieval church, only a few stones now remain.

1714-18 Rebuilding of complete church in brick.

c1800 Churchyard Iron Railings and Gate.

1852-54 Re-modelling of church, with new windows, larger Chancel, and new S Aisle. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1887 South Porch added.

1965 Nave re-roofed and ceiling added. Architect was Colin Smithells.

St Peter Chalvey (Slough) 1860-1 New church built. Street had designed the church in 1859. Architect was George Edmund Street.

St Nicholas Chearsley 13C Nave.

Late 15C Chancel.

Perp West Tower.

1761 West Gallery.

18C Back Porch.

St Giles Cheddington Norman Fragments of stone preserved in walls of porch & vestry.

mid 14C Chancel Arch.

15C W Tower.

15C N Aisle.

1855-56 Restoration including new roofs. Architect was George Edmund Street.

St Michael Chenies 15C Church Rebuilt.

15C Some wooden angels bearing shields survive from the 15C roof.

late 15C S Arcade, S Aisle Windows, Chancel Arch.

1861-2 Restoration. Architect was Henry Clutton.

1866-7 Further restoration. Architect was Alexander Macpherson.

1886-7 Hammerbeam roof, part of restoration. Architect was Alexander Macpherson.

1895-6 S Aisle extended for an Organ Chamber. Architect was Alfred J Pilkington.


1556 Bedford Chapel added on N side.

1617 Family Vault added below Bedford Chapel.

1861-2 Family Vault extended to the North. Architect was Henry Clutton.

1886-7 Bedford Chapel and Vault extended to the West. Architect was Alexander Macpherson.

1886-7 Hammerbeam roof on Bedford Chapel. Architect was Alexander Macpherson.

1906-7 Bedford Chapel extended to the East and North, with a new Aisle. Architect was George Frederick Bodley.

Christ Church Chesham 1862-64 An Early English style church with a S Aisle, all having flint faced walls. Architect was John Raphael Brandon.

Emmanuel Chesham 1887 An Early English style brick church. Built by the same architect as St George's church Tylers Hill, 1.4 miles to the west. Architect was Morton M Glover.

1989-90 Large Octagonal extension. Architect was Aldington, Craig & Collinge.

St Mary Chesham Norman Part of a 12C window in N Transept.

13C Arcades and E Arch of Central Crossing.

Dec S & N & W arches of Central Crossing.

Perp S Aisle, S Porch, W front.

1886-9 Restoration. Architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

St Leonard Chesham Bois 14C Original Fabric.

1818-4 Restoration & new N Aisle. Architect was W Waymouth & Son.

1884 SW Tower.

1911 W extensions & Vestry added. Architect was Kemp & How.

St Mary & Nicholas Chetwode from 1245 Priory built.

early 14C N Chapel added.

1480 Priory granted to parish as their church. This followed Dissolution after 1460.

c1600 All except the old Chancel of the Priory was demolished.

c1600 W wall built and NW Tower cum Porch added. This followed the demolition of the rest of the Priory church.

St Lawrence Chicheley early 14C Nave.

early 14C N Arcade and Aisle.

15C Central Tower. The tower possibly replaced an earlier central tower.

16C Clerestory.

1909 New Vestry. Architect was Edward Swinfen-Harris.

St Mary the Virgin Chilton 13C Chancel & S Transept.

Dec N Tower, in an unusual position.

Perp Nave and S Porch.

St Lawrence Cholesbury 13C Nave with its S doorway.

14C Chancel.

c1710 Wooden bell-turret. Probably pre 1710, or a copy of it.

St Andrew Cippenham (Slough) 1934 Original St Andrew's church opened. Less than 40 years later it was replaced.

1970 New Shared Church of St Andrew opened. This was the first church in Britain designed to be shared by Anglicans and Catholics. Architect was Michael Hattrell.

St Mary the Virgin Clifton Reynes Norman Lower stages of Tower. The narrow plan of the Nave is undoubtedly Anglo-Saxon.

14C Top of Tower.

c1400 Most of church rebuilt including Arcades and Chancel.

1801 N Aisle rebuilt.

1842-43 Restoration.

1883-84 Restoration. Edward John Tarver.

St Mary Cold Brayfield Norman Window and possibly also the walls.

13C Tower.

13C Chancel.

late 13C N Porch.

1881 Restoration.

1893 Restoration.

All Saints Coleshill 1860-61 New church built. Architect was George Edmund Street.

after 1918 Vestry added.

St Thomas Colnbrook 17C Clock from original Town Chapel.

1848-52 New church built with Nave and Chancel. Architect was Benjamin Ferrey.

1862-63 N Aisle added. Architect was George Edmund Street.

1875 Vestry & Organ Chamber added. Architect was H Roumieu & Gough.

St Nicholas Cublington c1400 Church built on a new site.

c1400 Tower has some unsusual features. Deep outer splays of W window, and blank S belfry opening.

1861 Restoration.

1887 Restoration.

St Nicholas Cuddington 13C Nave and Aisles.

early 14C Chancel.

1856-7 Restoration. Architect was George Edmund Street.

St Paul Horn Hill, Chalfont St Peter late 19C A Victorian Chapel-of-Ease.

All Saints Hulcott 13C Nave Walls.

c1330 S Arcade Eastern Arch.

c1340 Chancel Arch, Chancel Walls, parts of E & S Windows of Chancel.

15C New W and N windows in Nave.

15C or 16C Wooden Bell Turret on W end of Nave.

15C or 16C N Porch.

early 16C S Aisle added to replace Transept or Lady Chapel.

1861-1863 Restoration including New Roofs. Architect was George Edmund Street.

c1865 Decorative brick wall built along front of churchyard. Architect was George Devey. (Probably by Devey).

St John Evangelist Lacey Green 1825 Church built, Nave, Transepts, and Porch. Designer was John Norris.

1825 Church built, Nave, Transepts, and Porch. Architect was James Chadley.

1825 Unusual Cast Iron Window Frames. Designer was John Norris.

1825 Hammerbeam Roof. A very delicate style of Hammerbeam Roof. Architect was James Chadley.

1871 Chancel added. Flint exterior, Polychromatic brickwork interior. Architect was John Pollard Seddon.

St George Tylers Hill 1871 A small Early English style brick church. Built by the same architect as Emmanuel church Chesham, 1.4 miles to the east. Architect was Morton M Glover.

1930 Chancel rebuilt.

1991 West Extension added.
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