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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Staunton on Wye, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0983 / 52°5'53"N

Longitude: -2.9131 / 2°54'46"W

OS Eastings: 337551

OS Northings: 244834

OS Grid: SO375448

Mapcode National: GBR FB.9S2B

Mapcode Global: VH77X.GJB9

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 2 September 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150469

Location: Staunton on Wye, County of Herefordshire, HR4

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Staunton on Wye

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Staunton-on-Wye

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

STAUNTON-ON-WYE CP -
SO 34 SE
6/100 Church of St Mary
2.9.66
GV I
Parish church. C12, C13 and C14, partly rebuilt in 1720 with later alterations.
Sandstone rubble with sandstone and limestone dressings. Stone slate and tiled
roofs. West tower, four-bay nave with south porch and two-bay chancel. Tower
is C13 with deep battered plinth and keel-moulded string beneath three diminish-
ing stages. Plain corbel-table beneath eaves. Pyradmidical roof with weather-
cock. West elevation has C19 doorway with shouldered head set in plinth. In
the first stage is a chamfered round-headed window with a label. Second stage
has a tall rectangular opening. Top stage has a pair of chamfered trefoil-
headed openings to each face. North and south sides each have a small chamfered
central lancet above the plinth. South side has a single trefoil-headed light
in the second stage. North elevation of nave has a small lancet to the right-
hand side and a blocked round-headed north doorway to right of centre. To the
left-hand side are a pair of blocked two-centred arches, part of a former arcade.
In the left arch is a pair of ogee-headed lights. Weathered buttress to left-
hand side beneath kneeler and verge from which rises square C19 shaft of chimney.
Chancel, rebuilt in 1720, has one central C19 trefoil-headed light on north side.
East window has two-centred arch and three stepped lights, the centre one with a
trefoiled head. South side has a pair of recessed C19 lancets with trefoil in
roundel above, all set beneath round earlier arch. South elevation of nave has
a pair of C19 lancets to right-hand side and weathered buttress to right corner.
To left of the lancets is a window with pair of chamfered and ogee-headed lights.
To the left of the south porch is a small light with an ogeed head. South porch
is late C19 with gable cross, diagonal buttresses, four-centred limestone outer
arch with blind mouchettes in spandrels and a hoodmould. Each return has a
truncated window with three ogeed lights. South doorway has round C12 arch with
continuous roll-moulded inner order and chamfered outer arch supported by a pair
of shafts with deep fluted capitals. Label is stopped by imposts. Nail-studded
C19 door. Interior has C19 scissor trusses to chancel and nave, the latter has
also four chains connecting wall-ties. Chancel has C17 communion table with
turned balusters and later top, a pair of C17 oak chairs with arch-motif to
back panel and seat-front. C19 chancel arch is two-centred with inner order
springing from conical fluted corbels. On nave side above the arch is the label
of an earlier arch. Nave has two-bay blocked arcade on north wall, two chamfered
orders, the east arch ending in an impost decorated with ball flowers. Central
round pier has a massive capital, almost archaic Greek in its proportions. Tower
arch has three chamfered orders, the inner one with half-columns and moulded
capitals. Continuous label. Above the tower arch is an opening with a two-
centred head. Font is probably early C13. Tapered round bowl and and
cylindrical stem. Tower contains C17 panelling with typical arch and acanthus
decoration. Continuous lozenge patterns form a string. Six medallions with
bas-relief heads, four of which are finely detailed in French Renaissance style
and perhaps Flemish and C16. The other two are cruder. (BoE, p 291; RCHM, Vol
III, p 185-6).


Listing NGR: SO3754644833

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