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When visiting Henley-on-Thames, the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin dominates the skyline. It was built during the 13th Century although an earlier one existed since c. 1000. The church has been enlarged and remodelled over the years.
It is rather beautiful inside with lots of stained glass windows.
There is just the one effigy of Sir Francis Bacon's sister Lady Elizabeth Periam who founded a charity school in Henley.
Outside in the churchyard, a large yellow building - The Chantry House - catches your eye. It is the only Grade I listed building in Henley, built about 1450 possibly as a granary. From the church it looks a two storey building but from the other side it is three storey's high.
Almshouses surround the churchyard.
I was surprised to find Dusty Springfield's grave in the churchyard.