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.
Nave south side
looking east and west
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.