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Church of St Mary, Edgeworth

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 127201

OS Grid Reference: SO9482805963
OS Grid Coordinates: 394828, 205963
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7523, -2.0763

Location: Edgeworth, Gloucestershire GL6 7JQ

Locality: Edgeworth
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 7JQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Mary's Churchyard, 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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Listing Text


5/101 Church of St. Mary



Parish church. Possibly C11, enlarged with late C12 chancel; C14
tower; chancel restored c1867. Random rubble limestone; ashlar
porch, tower and dressings; stone slate roof. Nave without aisles;
west tower, south porch and chancel. Chevron arch to south doorway
with pair of attached columns having scalloped capitals and moulded
bases; heavily restored C13 porch has moulders pointed arch
springing from stone corbel brackets with nailhead enrichment;
porch roof is C19 with parapet gable. Left of porch Early English
lancet; to right of porch break in masonry indicates late C12
enlargement of nave; immediately right 2-light with 3-centred
arched heads in square opening with matching window in north wall
opposite; beyond break 2-light with reticulated tracery to head;
offset buttresses at east corners of nave and parapet at east end
of roof. Blocked square-headed north doorway with long and short
jamb stones and deep stone lintel with canted top; west jamb partly
obscured by C19 buttressed chimney. Single small round-headed
Norman east window to chancel with C19 triplet inserted above which
breaks string course; clasping corner buttresses. North and south
chancel walls have central tall lancet flanked by flat buttresses
with further trefoil-headed lancet to west; corbel table to eaves
has extensive set of Norman grotesques. 3-stage tower with
diagonal offset buttresses to west side only; continuous plinth
moulding; projecting canted stair turret to south with raking top
and very small slit windows; 2-light Perpendicular west window with
panel tracery and hood mould; small trefoil-headed windows in
south and west of ringing chamber, that to south having stone
sundial mounted above. Carved heads linked by moulded string
course below belfry; small trefoil-headed lancet to east side of
belfry; openings otherwise ogee-headed with stone louvres.
Crenallated parapet with diagonal carved corner gargoyles below
linked by moulded string course also embellished with carved
animal heads central to tower faces.
Interior has been scraped and ribbon pointed throughout; both nave
doorways are round-headed internally as are nave windows; C14
pointed tower arch; moulded pointed chancel arch probably also c14,
with surviving Tudor-arched head to high level rood loft doorway at
top of stone stairs leading from north side of chancel arch; C19
wagon roof to nave. Main chancel windows have had cinquefoil rere-
arches added in C19 with ballflower terminals to cusping; chancel
also has C19 wagon roof. Piscina and sedile in south wall have C19
rere-arches; stone mensa now has C19 cinquefoil pierced stone end
supports matching the C19 cinquefoil pierced stone communion rail.
C19 choir stalls, and C19 restored timber rood loft bearing coat-
of-arms and having moulded choir screen below. C19 octagonal
pulpit has moulded stone base and carved panelling above, dated
1885. Trefoil-headed piscina in south wall. C15 stone font with
octagonal bowl decorated with quatrefoil on each face and
cinquefoils on pedestal. Some C15 bench ends with 3 carved
poppyheads; many C19 copies based on these. Late C18 and early C19
wall memorials in tower. Small lancet in north chancel wall has
C14 stained glass depicting a bishop; otherwise glass is mostly
(W. J. Sheils, 'Edgeworth' in V. C. H. Glos xi, 1976, pp 41-47; and
D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979).

Listing NGR: SO9482605964

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Source: English Heritage

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