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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Felmersham, Bedford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2099 / 52°12'35"N

Longitude: -0.5505 / 0°33'1"W

OS Eastings: 499141

OS Northings: 257846

OS Grid: SP991578

Mapcode National: GBR DZR.KLT

Mapcode Global: VHFPT.DQV7

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Location: Felmersham, Bedford, MK43

County: Bedford

Parish: Felmersham

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Last Amended: 27 August 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36911

Source ID: 1321569

Listing Text

FELMERSHAM HIGH ROAD
SP 9957
21/133 Parish Church of St Mary (formerly
13.7.64 listed as St Mary The Virgin)

GV I

Predominantly C13 Parish Church with some C15 alterations and C19 restoration.
Limestone rubble walling and ashlar dressings. Cruciform plan of chancel,
central tower, transepts, and aisled nave with porch to south. 3-bay chancel
with modern tracery in east window, and three early C13 lancet windows with
moulded string under, inside and out. Locker in north wall, double piscina
and door in south wall. Plain east and west crossing arches of three orders,
3-bay C15 screen with tracery and coved half-vault under former rood loft and
inscription. North transept has door to octagonal tower staircase, three
lancets in north wall and single lancets in east and west walls. Shallower
south transept, with lancet to east and two tall lancets to south with hoods
over; piscina at south-east. 4-bay nave with C13 arcade and C15 clerestory
windows with two cinquefoiled lights. West front of nave has deeply moulded
central doorway flanked by blank arches with tracery, under a 7-bay wall
arcade surmounted by a top stage with central 3-centred arch flanked by two
narrower pointed arches, each enclosing a lancet window: low pitched C15
embattled gable over. Aisles have some C13 restored windows. Tower of three
stages, the upper added in C15, together with embattled parapet and south-east
turret. Second stage has two 3-bay arcades. Font. Two C17 brasses.


Listing NGR: SP9914157846

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