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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 135183
OS Grid Reference: SO9891433437
OS Grid Coordinates: 398914, 233437
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9994, -2.0172
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SO 93 SE DUMBLETON LITTLE WASHBOURNE
5/87 Church of St Mary
Small Anglican church in care of the Redundant Churches Fund. C12
altered C18. Nave limestone rubble; north wall and upper part of
south wall rebuilt C18; chancel rubble with some squared and
dressed stone, stone slate roof; rendered bell turret running east
from the junction of the nave and chancel. Nave south wall: three
C20 raking buttresses; pointed C18 window with a dressed stone
surround towards the east end. Panelled C18 door in poor state of
repair at time of resurvey, March 1987, within a pointed dressed
stone surround. Pilaster buttresses and string course at the west
end. Central pilaster and string now interrupted by a pointed C18
window with leaded panes. Nave north wall three C20 raking
buttresses. Chancel south wall: single C20 raking buttress
towards the east end. Two C20 raking buttresses at the east end
flanking a C18 pointed window with a dressed stone surround and
leaded panes. Single raking buttress to the north wall with C12
slit light to the right. All C18 windows with leaded panes.
Belfry with pyramidal roof with weatherboarding towards the top.
Flat gable-end coping to the nave. Stepped coping to the chancel.
Limewashed interior with a 5-bay nave with C20 roof trusses and 2-
bay chancel with early roof trusses, collar and tie-beam trusses,
one with braced collar. The easternmost truss is close to the east
end suggesting the chancel may once have been longer. Flagged
floor. Small C12 chancel arch with jamb shafts with scalloped
capitals. Two stone steps at the centre of the west end of the
nave. Late C18-early C19 octagonal stone font in C14 style
opposite the south door. C18 panelled box pews retaining their
original seats. Fine C18 octagonal pulpit with star-shaped
marquetry inlay on each side; sounding boarding with fluted frieze
and large star inlaid in paler wood. Simple C18 communion rails
with stick balusters. C18 communion table with marble top. White
and grey marble monument to William Hill, died 1786 on the north
wall of the chancel, heraldic shield and urn, with some details
missing above. Traces of wall painting on the south wall of the
chancel comprising a text with strapwork border, further running
band motifs at top mostly in red and yellow. Reused fragment of
moulded C13 stonework above. Rectangular pattern in red with
rosette decoration in the splay of the chancel north window.
(D. Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of
Listing NGR: SO9891433437
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