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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Boddington

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126548

OS Grid Reference: SO8944225193
OS Grid Coordinates: 389442, 225193
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9252, -2.1549

Locality: Boddington
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL51 0TJ

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Listing Text

SO 82 NE
3/7 Church of St Mary Magdalene
Parish church. C12, C13, C14, possibly early C17, C18, restored
late C19, mid C20 vestry. Random rubble stone, larger quoins,
ashlar buttresses; north and east walls rendered; stone slate
roof, band of concrete tiles to north slope nave; concrete tiles
to vestry. Nave, west tower, south porch, chancel, vestry: church
long and low. South facade: 2-stage tower, heavy chamfered plinth
at ground level, single lancet, offset above nave roof level;
sundial (1719) on right, trefoil-headed lancet, pyramid roof, iron
finial. Slight, raised plinth west wall of nave; rectangular
window under eaves, leaded lights, to right lower, 2-light window,
trefoil heads, sunk spandrels. Jamb and part head of blocked
doorway. Single-storey porch, oversailing stone eaves; semi-
circular head, hollow chamfer to gable opening, open-work painted
wooden gates, cross-gablet apex with stone cross to parapet gable.
To right, 2-light window, reticulated tracery, hoodmould;
oversailing stone eaves course to right of porch; parapet gable to
nave, cross-gablet apex with stone cross. Chancel slightly set
back, reticulated tracery to all windows: 2-light window, 6-flush-
panel door, 2-stone arched head. East end, 2-light window with
hoodmould, hollow square stops: 2 courses exposed ashlar below
window. Floriate cross on cross-gablet apex to parapet gable, top
arm of cross missing. North side, 2-light window, set behind deep
chamfer. Nave, 5 buttresses between windows or just short of west
end, with swept offsets except for second, plain. Two-light
reticulated tracery window on left; wide, single-light with
trefoil head and sunk spandrels; vestry set between 2 buttresses,
with lean-to roof, tripartite window left return with mid C20 metal
casements. To right of vestry lancet with semi-circular head,
plinth to west wall nave as south. Tower as south, but trefoil
head to bottom lancet, with double chamfer and flat head; louvres
to belfry window. West wall, plinth as south, with ashlar to
bottom of wall above: iron bench-mark. Trefoil-headed lancet to
top lower stage, offset, belfry window as north facade.
Interior: porch, stone benches each side, boarded door with cover
strips forming Y tracery under arched head: holy water stoup to
right. Collar rafter roof, reused timber. Nave: stone-paved walk
ways, unplastered walls, semi-circular arch over south porch door,
also to and over door to north vestry opposite; jamb and part head
blocked door to west of porch, incorporating stone with semi-
circular arch cut in it. Wide offset to west wall of nave at eaves
level: relieving arch to door below. Wide, nearly semi-circular
chancel arch. Collar rafter roof with straight braces;
irregularly-spaced tie-beams, unconnected with trusses, some
moulded, some plain chamfer. Chancel, stone-paved floor, plastered
walls, panelled dado to east wall; rafter roof late C19 version of
nave. Semi-octagonal stone pulpit, 1878 for J. & S. Waldy,
clustered stem with foliate capital, blind arcading to sides, over
floral diaper work, marble colonnettes, cusped hoodmoulds.
Octagonal stone font, blind arcading to stem, leaf cross to sides
bowl (probably late C15, early C16). 1729 Buckle monument, cherub
and gadrooning below, 3 Leech floor slabs, 4 late C18, C19 Arkell
wall monuments, all in chancel; 1707 Buckle monument in nave, 2
cherubs' heads below, palm scrolls to sides. Western gallery
probably inserted C18, removed during restoration: church restored
(V.C.H., Gloucestershire, VIII, 1968; D. Verey, Gloucestershire,
the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970)

Listing NGR: SO8944225194

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Source: English Heritage

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