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Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 11 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 109434
OS Grid Reference: NZ4421441110
OS Grid Coordinates: 444214, 541110
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7630, -1.3144
NZ 44 SW HORDEN BLACKHILLS ROAD
2/22 Church of St. Mary
Parish church. 1913 by J.D. Potts and Son. Textured concrete blocks and
graduated green slate roof. Cruciform plan: aisleless nave with western narthex
and flanking vestries; north and south transepts with crossing tower; chancel
with south chapel and north organ chamber and vestry. Gothic style with lancets
and Geometrical-tracery windows. Tall chamfered plinth;tall stepped buttresses
with gablets divide recessed bays with eaves corbel tables. 5-bay nave has
paired lancets; west end has single-storey narthex with 3 lancets, canted corners
with pointed-arched doorways and gabled projecting vestries with paired 2-light
windows; gabled twin bellcote. 2-bay transepts have clasping buttresses and
paired 3-light windows with vesica above in gabled north and south faces; pointed-
arched doorways to western returns. Broad square crossing tower has 3 lancets
to each face and buttressed bay divisions; pyramidal roof has slightly-swept
corbelled eaves. 2-bay chancel has taller apsidal east end with buttressed bays,
each with a single lancet, except for blank centre bay; elaborate Lombard frieze
at eaves. 2-bay south chapel has paired lancets and a 2-light plate-tracery
window to east return. 2-storey organ chamber has chimney on east gable and
lower square vestry to east. Roofs, of moderate pitch, have large shaped kneelers
and coped gable parapets.
Interior has walls of red engineering brick with stone dressings; crossing tower
supported on low, moulded pointed arches; large octagonal stone pulpit and font
flanking west end of chancel; west end of each transept has glazed internal
porch; panelled, slightly-pointed wagon roofs with exposed tie beams.
Listing NGR: NZ4421441110
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Source: English Heritage
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