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Description: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 118685
OS Grid Reference: TQ5009496122
OS Grid Coordinates: 550094, 196122
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6439, 0.1678
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TQ 59 NW STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS CHURCH LANE
3/9 Parish Church of
20.2.67 St. Mary the
Virgin (formerly listed
as Church of St Mary)
Parish church, mainly rebuilt in C19, retaining C17 N chapel and interior
features from C14 onwards. Nave and chancel of random stone with limestone
dressings, W tower of stock brick with limestone dressings, N chapel of red
brick, English bond, roofs of red clay tiles. N chapel 1638, W tower 1815,
nave, chancel, vestry and S porch 1862 by T. Jekyll of Norwich. E window, 3
N windows, 2 S windows and W window have geometrical tracery. The N or Abdy
chapel has a small E lobby, with segmental-headed outer and inner doorways,
plastered; above the latter is a date 1638 in brickwork. In the N and W walls
are original round-headed windows, the arches externally of brick, the remainder
plastered. External eaves cornice, cement-rendered. Coved ceiling. Original
panelled door in outer doorway of lobby. In the E window of the C19 vestry,
early C14 glass, with figure of St. Edward the Confessor holding a ring. In
chancel, reset piscina with pointed head and foiled drain, C14. Pulpit late
C16, hexagonal, sides panelled with arched heads and moulded pendants, arabesque
frieze to cornice. In W tower, wall monument to Francis Stonard, 1604, and
Lucye (Higham) his wife, 1596, also to Henry Stonard his brother, 1555, marble
and slate tablet and panels of a larger monument with shield of arms. 3
cartouches of arms, C17, restored. Wall monument to Sir John Abdy, 1758, with
large putto, oval medallion, portrait, and broken pediment on brackets.
Listing NGR: TQ5009496122
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Source: English Heritage
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