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Description: Church of St Mary (Ruin) North of Birch Hall
Date Listed: 23 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 117345
OS Grid Reference: TL9500720770
OS Grid Coordinates: 595007, 220770
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8514, 0.8300
There is also a scheduled monument, Remains of St Mary's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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Church of St Mary
(Ruin) north of
TL 92 SE 12/19 23.6.52
C12 with C14 and C16 alterations. Rubble, part covered with limestone and brick
dressings. C12 nave, has 2 windows in north wall, one of C12 now blocked, with
Roman brick in west jamb. Western window has moulded jambs of C14 and C15 brick
head. North doorway with C14 segmental arch. C15 rood loft staircase light.
East quoins in Roman brick. South wall has remains of C12 south doorway and
one window, plus C12 window matching north wall, but unblocked. Early C16 doorway
to stair turret with chamfered jambs and 4 centred head. C14 church has remains
of original east window.
In north wall are 2 mid C14 windows, with 2 centred heads and moulded labels.
Remains of 2 similar windows in south wall, between which is C14 doorway with
moulded jambs, 2 centred arch and label. West tower is of 4 stages. Two lower
stages are C14. Two upper stages of C16 red brick. C14 brick tower arch is
2 centred with 2 chamfered arches. C14 west windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights
with quatrefoil in 2 centred head with moulded label and covered stops. West
wall has C14 window. Early C16 windows to bell chamber in brick with 2 four
centred lights in a square head. (RCHM 1).
Listing NGR: TL9500720770
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Source: English Heritage
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