SU5570 : The Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin: Bucklebury

near to Bucklebury, West Berkshire, Great Britain

The Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin: Bucklebury
The Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin: Bucklebury
The Church is situated in the north western corner of the square and somewhat to the west and north of the village, in an area of outstanding beauty. The church is an ancient building of chalk and flint, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch, and a perpendicular western tower with pinnacles and spire. The Church has also been visited by a number of members of the Royal Family including the Queen Mother. The church was known and recorded in the Domesday Survey. The name of "Bucklebury" evolved from its former names of "Borchedeberie" in the 11th Century, to "Burhildebur" in the 12th Century.
The church has stood on the same site since the 11th century and the manor was held by Edward the Confessor until his death in 1066. After the Norman Conquest the royal Manor was held by the King as part of the property of the crown.
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