Church of St Mary :: Shared Description

St. Mary’s is the oldest church in Guildford. People have worshipped here for more than 1000 years. The tower was at the west end of the first stone church on the site, built perhaps as early as 950. The church was at the top of a steep slope.
In about 1050 a big new nave was built west of the tower, further down the slope, and transepts were built either side of the tower.
Chapels and aisles were added over the years until the church was completed in about 1250. There have been changes over the years: at the Reformation, and around 1710 when a west gallery and box pews were built. In 1863 all this was swept away and replaced with Victorian fittings
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by N Chadwick
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SU9949 : St Mary, Guildford: early April 2019 by Basher Eyre
SU9949 : St Mary's Church by N Chadwick
SU9949 : Church of St Mary by N Chadwick
SU9949 : St Mary's Church, Quarry St by N Chadwick
SU9949 : St Mary, Guildford: sculpture by Basher Eyre
SU9949 : Church of St Mary, Quarry St by N Chadwick
SU9949 : St Mary, Guildford: font top by Basher Eyre
SU9949 : St Mary, Guildford: scroll memorial by Basher Eyre
SU9949 : St Mary's Churchyard: early April 2017 by Basher Eyre


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Created: Mon, 14 Apr 2014, Updated: Mon, 14 Apr 2014

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