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St Michael's Church, Bray

St Michael's Church, Bray

Maidenhead, United Kingdom

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Description St Michael’s Church, Bray is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Bray, Berkshire.HistoryThe church dates from 1293, supposedly to replace a Saxon church at Water Oakley.It was partly rebuilt ca. 1500 and extensively restored 1857–82 by Thomas Henry Wyatt.It has a number of sculptures which may have come from the earlier church, including a damaged Sheela na Gig.The ecclesiastical parish shares the wide parish boundaries so is named Bray St Michael with Braywoodside.MonumentsThe church contains several brasses from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, notably that of 1378 to Sir John Foxley, the Constable of Southampton Castle. Other monuments are: William Goddard of Philibert, d.1609, founder of Jesus Hospital, and Joyce Maunsell his wife, d.1622.

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