St Mary's Church, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
- What's nearby
Hilltop church in a peaceful setting
Spend some time in St Mary's and you will be richly rewarded. Originally built by nuns, the church now consists of a thirteenth-century nave and chancel, while the transepts and flint tower are nineteenth-century additions.
Highlights include the remains of thirteenth-century wall paintings, including one of St Christopher. Also search out the graves of two commanders of the British Army - General Henry 'Hangman'; Hawley, who defeated Bonny Prince Charlie at Culloden, and Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Churchill's closest military advisor during the Second World War.
Only a chancel remaining
A church with a stormy history on the South Downs
A church built by the people, for the people. A church from our finest shortlist.
Level entrance on gravel path from road through churchyard (not CCT). Limited parking in adjacent lay by for 10 cars. West door 105 cms wide, nave aisle 140 cms wide. Two transepts with central aisle 104 cms wide. North transept leads to NW door 75 cms wide. Box and open wooden pews with seating capacity of 100 (including transepts). South and North galleries have seating for 30 each. West gallery kept locked and not used. Total seating capacity 160. 2 steps to altar. Ceiling ht 7.1 m. Gallery rails in N and S galleries 94 cms. West gallery only 72 cms.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
8 miles east of Basingstoke, off A30; follow the minor road on the south side of Hartley Wintney and the A30 past the parish church, and continue for about 1.5 miles
Nearest railway station: Winchfield (0.8 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this churchHampshire, Sussex & Surrey County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Hampshire, Sussex & Surrey. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Hampshire churches are in our West region.
The Friends of Hartley Wintney Church
The Friends assist The Churches Conservation Trust in caring for the church, organising events and raising funds for the building's upkeep.
- About the Friends of Hartley Wintney Church
- Who did they think they were? A Friends of St Mary's project
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