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A classification of the current status of the building
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Name of diocese in which the church building is located at the time of entry.
Name of archdeaconry in which the church building is located at the time of entry
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The decision to put a church building on the National Heritage List for England and assign it a listing grade is made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The decision is normally based on recommendations made by Historic England, the government’s adviser on the historic environment.
The decision to schedule a feature (building, monument, archaeological remains, etc.) located within the church building’s precinct or churchyard is made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The decision is based on recommendations made by Historic England, the government’s adviser on cultural heritage.
National Parks are areas of countryside that include villages and towns, which are protected because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. In England, National Parks are designated by Natural England, the government’s advisor on the natural environment.
Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest where it is desirable to preserve and enhance the character and appearance of such areas. Conservation Areas are designated by the Local Council.
The Heritage at Risk programme is run and managed by Historic England, the government’s advisor on cultural heritage. It aims to protect and manage the historic environment, so that the number of ‘at risk’ historic places and sites across England are reduced.
Selecting a single date for the construction of a church building can sometimes be very difficult as most CoE buildings have seen many phases of development over time. The CHR allows you to record a time period rather than a specific date.
The CHR records the time period for the building’s predominant fabric as opposed to the date of the earliest fabric or the church’s foundation date.
If you notice any errors with the below outlines of your connected churchyards, please email email@example.com with the corrections needed.
This could include information on new churchyards, edits to the boundaries shown, or different land characteristics.
We are working on adding the consecrated land found within local authority cemeteries, and in time, this data will be shown on the map.
This field describes the setting of the church building, i.e. the surroundings in which the church building is experienced, and whether or not it makes a positive or negative contribution to the significance of the building.
Two miles west of Eton on the north bank of the Thames, a small lane leads down to the hamlet of Boveney which consists of a few prosperous-looking brick houses, some with timber framing; the small church lies at the end of a path about fifty yards from the river bank.
Provide as written description of the ground plan of the church building and well as its dimensions.
The church is rectangular with a west bell-cote.
51 feet by 19 feet.
Very Large (>1000m2)
This field aims to record the archaeological potential of the wider area around the building and churchyard, as well as the history of site.
The fabric is basically twelfth-century, but all the doorways and windows are later, dating from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries with some renewals in the nineteenth century. The church was restored in 1892 and again in 1951, the architect in the latter case being David Nye.
This field aims to record a written description of the exterior of the church building and the churchyard.
The church is approached from the west, and the first feature (apart from the bell-cote) to be seen is also the oldest, a small round-headed window in the centre of the west wall. The wall is otherwise featureless, and above the gable rises the weatherboarded bell-cote, which is shouldered so that it is rectangular in plan in the lower part and becomes square above the apex of the gable. The pyramidal roof is crowned with a small wooden cross. There are louvres in the west face only.
The north wall of the church has a doorway with a pointed head and two chamfered orders which run from the apex of the arch to the ground without interruption. Further east are two windows, one of two ogee-headed lights under a square head and the other a single light, also under a square head. The east wall is pierced by a single window of two lights within a rectangular surround, set high in the wall with traces of a two-centred window of calier date above it. The south wall has a doorway similar to that in the north wall with the addition of a dripstone, and two windows similar to the two-light window in the north wall. In addition there is, west of the doorway, a small rectangular light, also resembling that in the north wall. The corners of the building are buttressed by stout brick buttresses which seem to be eighteenth-century and the walls rest on a plinth of grey bricks which appears to be quite recent, and may date from the restoration in 1951.
This field is an index of the building and its major components
This field is an index of the building’s material composition
This field aims to record a written description of the interior of the church building.
The floor is partly paved with stone flags and partly with bricks, the walls and plastered ceiling are whitewashed and the woodwork is mostly of mature oak. The internal appearance of the windows shows that in spite of severe weathering in many places outside almost all the stone work is nineteenth- century renewal. The nicks at the corners of the rere-arches on the two-light windows probably reproduce mediaeval details. It appears that the side walls of the church were built with a pronounced outward batter since externally they appear to be perpendicular. The framework upon which the belfry is supported stands within the west end of the nave, and is enclosed within plaster which gives the impression of an aditional thickness of the walls. In the south wall unler the belfry is the blocked winlow within a very deep recess. The ceiling is a curved plaster vault traversed by four plain tie-beams.
This field is an index of the building’s internal, architectural components. This includes its internal spaces and those areas’ fixtures and fittings (building components which are securely fixed to the church or cathedral).
This field is an index of the building’s movable, non-fixed furnishings and artworks.
This field aims to record a description of the ecology of the churchyard and surrounding setting.
The everyday wildlife of burial grounds means much to those who visit and cherish them but many burial grounds are so rich in wildlife that they should be designated and specially protected. Few have the legal protection of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or, in the case of local authority owned cemeteries, Local Nature Reserve. This makes it even more important that they are cared for and protected by the people looking after them.
Many have a non-statutory designation as a recognition of their importance. These non-statutory designations have a variety of names in different regions including Local Wildlife Site, County Wildlife Site, Site of Importance for Nature Conservation or Site of Nature Conservation Importance (Local Wildlife Site is the most common name). Their selection is based on records of the most important, distinctive and threatened species and habitats within a national, regional and local context. This makes them some of our most valuable wildlife areas.
For example, many burial grounds which are designated as Local Wildlife Sites contain species-rich meadow, rich in wildflowers, native grasses and grassland fungi managed by only occasional mowing plus raking. When this is the case, many animals may be present too, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. This type of grassland was once widespread and has been almost entirely lost from the UK with approximately 3% remaining, so burial grounds with species-rich meadow managed in this way are extremely important for wildlife.
These designations should be considered when planning management or change.
If you think that this or any other burial ground should be designated please contact Caring for God’s Acre (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss. Many eligible sites have not yet received a designation and can be surveyed and then submitted for consideration.
There are no SSSIs within the curtilage of this Friendless Church.
There are no Local nature reserves within the curtilage of this Friendless Church.
There are no Local Wildlife sites within the curtilage of this Friendless Church.
This field aims to record any evidence of the presence of bats in the church building or churchyard.
This field records basic information about the presence of a churchyard and its use as a burial ground.
There are no Listed Buildings within the curtilage of this Friendless Church.
There are no Scheduled Monuments within the curtilage of this Friendless Church.
Churchyards are home to fantastic trees, in particular ancient and veteran trees which can be the oldest indication of a sacred space and be features of extraordinary individuality. The UK holds a globally important population of ancient and veteran yew trees of which three-quarters are found in the churchyards of England and Wales.
There are more than 1,000 ancient and veteran yews aged at least 500 years in these churchyards.
To put this in context, the only other part of western Europe with a known significant yew population is Normandy in northern France, where more than 100 ancient or veteran churchyard yews have been recorded.
Burial grounds may contain veteran and ancient trees of other species such as sweet chestnut or small-leaved lime which, whilst maybe not so old as the yews, are still important for wildlife and may be home to many other species.
Specialist advice is needed when managing these wonderful trees. For more information or to seek advice please contact Caring for God’s Acre, The Ancient Yew Group and The Woodland Trust.
If you know of an ancient or veteran tree in a burial ground that is not listed here please contact Caring for God’s Acre.
There are currently no Ancient, Veteran or Notable trees connected to this Friendless Church
This field is an index of the churchyard’s components.
Significance is the whole set of reasons why people value a church, whether as a place for worship and mission, as an historic building that is part of the national heritage, as a focus for the local community, as a familiar landmark or for any other reasons.
The church was the centre of many people’s lives and remains a guide to their cares and concerns. Glimpses into those lives have often come down to us in the stories we heard as children or old photographs discovered in tattered shoe boxes. Perhaps your ancestors even made it into local legend following some fantastic event? You can choose to share those memories with others and record them for future generations on this Forum.
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