St Mary


  • Off B4009
  • Pyrton
  • OX49 5AW


  • Toilets: church

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  • Main Description

    THE Church is built of flint with stone dressings on the nave and chancel and the roofs are covered with copper. It probably dates to C14. This copper was used in replacement of the former lead roof which twice in the space of a year was stripped by thieves. The original roof was thatched and the ridge marks of this roof can still be seen on the east side of the tower.

    The Tower is square with buttresses to give added stability. The belfry windows are really 'sound holes' filled with louvres which allow the sound of the bells to radiate.

    Lacking stone for a SPIRE, a thin leaded spirelet was built from within the parapet of the tower. This style of building became so popular in the County, that such spirelets are known as 'Hertfordshire Spikes', although they are to be found elsewhere. The tower and the nave have embattled parapets. ...

Church Grants

repairing and repointing flint walls

2011/2012 | £10000