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St Marys Church

Hob Uid: 344217
Location :
Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury Vale
Stoke Mandeville
Grid Ref : SP8381009430
Summary : Medieval church, redundant since 1886, demolished in 1966. Earthwork remains also of a Medieval moated site and possible deserted Medieval village.
More information : (SP 83810943 St Mary's Church (NAT) (Disused) (1)

The old parish church of St Mary probably dated from the 12th with
13th - ?19th century work (2). It ceased to be used from 1886 when
the new church was built (3) and was finally demolished in 1966
(4).

There is a moat to the NW of the church (2) (3 sides of a probable
moat appear on OS 25" 1878). Niven (3) mentions a moat still to be
traced on all four sides of the churchyard, but suggests it could
have been constructed for drainage purposes. According to Lipscomb
(8) the original tower and north aisle appeared to have been
demolished by violence but there were many moats and ditches nearly
enclosing the site, but no particulars of their history had been
preserved.

The ground in the immediate vicintiy of the church is very undulating, and distinct traces of a moat and fishponds remain (5) two sides of a probable rectangular ditch being visible on A/Ps (6).

A village existed near the church according to tradition and at
some time prior to 1862 foundations of buildings and several skulls
were found. (5).

The site is listed by the DMV Research Group as being a former
village, with migration the reason for desertion at an unknown date
(7). A street pattern in the form of ditches is visible on A/Ps
centred at SP 839 091 (6).

The name 'Hallinges' at ? SP 838 095 was accepted by the Research
Group in 1965 (9). (2-9)

The foundations of St Mary's Church remain, but are obscured by
overgrown mounds of tumbled masonry.

The graveyard is in a ruinous state.

The moated site to the NW of the church has been ploughed out without
trace, as has the greater part of the DMV to the SE, with the sole
exception of a dry, but moat-like, ditch with inner bank, centred
at SP 83900933. This feature runs SE from a stream for 120.0m and then NE through a right angled corner for 50.0m to another stream. The ditch is 6.0m wide, 0.4m deep, the bank, 5.0m wide, 0.4m high.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

No traces of fishponds were seen, but rectangular areas of marshy
ground portrayed on the OS 1:2500 at SP 83840935 and SP 83810931,
now unsurveyable, may be sites of fishponds. (10)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1960
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Source Number : 2
Source : Buckinghamshire
Source details :
Page(s) : 281-2
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Source Number : 10
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 22-FEB-72
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Source Number : 3
Source : Records of Buckinghamshire : journal of the Architectural and Archaeological Society for the County of Buckinghamshire
Source details : W Niven
Page(s) : 94-7
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Vol(s) : 10, 1910-14
Source Number : 4
Source : Records of Buckinghamshire : journal of the Architectural and Archaeological Society for the County of Buckinghamshire
Source details : E C Rouse
Page(s) : 417
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Vol(s) : 17, 1965
Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bucks Herald 2.1.66
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History and Topography of Buckinghamshire 1862. 197-8 (Sheahan).
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Source Number : 6
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : RAF F22/82/995.0075-6 26.8.54
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Source Number : 7
Source : Medieval Village Research Group annual report
Source details : Appendices A and C (Beresford & Hurst).
Page(s) : 2
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Vol(s) : 1957
Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History and Antiquities of Buckinghamshire 2 1847 449 (G Lipscomb).
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Source Number : 9
Source : Medieval Village Research Group annual report
Source details : Beresford, Hurst &Sheail).
Page(s) : 42
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Vol(s) : 13, 1965

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Parish Church, Deserted Settlement, Moat
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Made redundant
Monument End Date : 1886
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Demolished
Monument End Date : 1966
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 80 NW 31
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1596543
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : STOKE MANDEVILLE OLD PARISH CHURCH
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1990-01-01
End Date : 1990-12-31