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Description: Church of St Mary (Rc) and Gates, Gate Piers and Railings to Churhyard
Date Listed: 8 June 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 126244
OS Grid Reference: SP1485839029
OS Grid Coordinates: 414858, 239029
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0495, -1.7847
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5224 LOWER HIGH STREET
Church of St Mary (RC)
and gates, gate piers
and railings to
SP 1439 SE 9/184
1891 in a Perp. style by W Lunn of Malvern. Cut and dressed rubble with Cotswold
stone roof. Aisled cruciform plan with small saddleback bell tower in north-west
angle of south transept. Stepped buttresses. Moulded copings. Four clerestory
windows and aisle west windows with traceried transoms. Other windows more
conventional Perpendicular style. Complex 5 light west window with low transoms,
stilted label over 4 centre arch headed doorway with carvings within hollow-
chamfered inner order and decorative iron-work to door. In gable a tripartite
heavily traceried niche with statute of Virgin with crocketted canopy over. Belfry
stage of tower has another variety of tracery to flat headed openings. Circular
chimney to south of chancel.
Interior: 4 bay aisled nave with narrow chapels in east ends of aisles. Chancel
arch with 3 heavy ribs on corbels to soffit. Rere-arches and inner windows.
Contemporary screens to transepts. Altar-railing and possibly reredos, also
contemporary. Window in south transept by Paul Woodroffe 1909. Churchyard
enclosed to south and west by cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lys stanchions on
dwarf rubble walls; ashlar gate piers to west with crested capping and wrought-
Listing NGR: SP1486039027
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Source: English Heritage
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