Amport,  Hampshire - St Mary Church

Early 14th century

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Notes in italics from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (1967) Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

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Chancel Porch Nave south side

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Interior, looking east and west

Much of the church is due to Slater & Carpenter's restoration of 1866-7, but it was a conscientious and tactful restoration, and the result is something almost unique in Hampshire: a Dec church (Decorated, early 1300s). The church is cruciform, with aisleless nave and transepts. The N transept was rebuilt by the restorers and the ruinous nave was reinstated. ... The crossing arches are of two chamfers and die into the imposts. The bell-openings are small two-light windows.

The 14th century walls are distinguishable from the Victorian by the plaster rendering for protection of the mortared flint walls weathered over the centuries.


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