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St Mary, Kintbury, Berkshire

(51°24′2″N, 1°27′2″W)
SU 383 670
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Berkshire
now West Berkshire
medieval Salisbury
now Oxford
  • Ron Baxter
29 August 1990, 20 November 2013

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Feature Sets

Kintbury is in the west of West Berkshire, 3 miles E of Hungerford on the S bank of the Kennet. It is a substantial village with the church in the old centre, near the river. Unaisled 12thc. nave and chancel with W tower and transepts added later. The S doorway is 12thc. but heavily restored, as was the entire building, in 1859. The S porch is 19thc.The W doorway is a Victorian copy of the S doorway almost exactly the same size but differing slightly in detail.


The Domesday Survey described two manors in Kintbury, one held by the king; the other by the Abbess of Amesbury. Of the first, Henry of Ferrers held 43 acres and Walter son of Othere 1/2 hide. In neither manor is a church recorded.


Exterior Features



Over enthusiastic restoration has destroyed any distinctive features the c.1200 S doorway may once have possessed.


N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth 1966, 162.

G. Tyack, S. Bradley and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. New Haven and London 2010, 347.

Victoria County History: Berkshire IV (1924), 205-17.