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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 140228
OS Grid Reference: SU3589637077
OS Grid Coordinates: 435896, 137077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1319, -1.4884
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SU 35 37 LONGSTOCK LONGSTOCK (west side)
12/6 CHURCH OF ST MARY
Parish church. 1876-80 by W White. Flint with tile bands and stone dressings,
old plain tile roof, shingled spire. Plan of chancel and NW vestry on end of
N aisle to nave, with tower in NW corner. Plinth with stone offset and 2 thin
tile bands at approx top and bottom of windows all round church. E end of
chancel has tall 3-light trefoiled window with similar in E end of vestry,
and stepped buttresses either side. S wall has 2 lancets, E one trefoiled and
pointed door between with trefoiled light over. Nave has to S stepped buttresses
at E & W of trefoiled 2-light with trefoil in head window. In centre 3-light
trefoiled window and to W gabled timber porch on stone and flint walls, with
round arch containing carved gates and crown post over, with trefoiled lancet to
W side. 3-light trefoiled with quatrefoil in head W window. N wall has trefoiled
lancet in vestry, in aisle 2 trefoiled 2-light, with quatrefoil in head,
windows either side of chimney with buttress supporting it and offset in above
eaves level. Pointed 2 order door to W. NW tower has 2 lancets on bottom
stage to W. In middle stage quatrefoil to N and lancet to W. 2 bell openings
on each face of top stage with large shingled louvres and squat broach spire
with vane. In NE corner tall N Buttress. Inside all original. Impressive
chancel has reredos and panelled sanctuary with C17 altar rails with turned
balusters, moulded hand and base rails, stained glass by Mayer of Munich. C15
encaustic tiles reset behind altar. Roof with horizontally set angels on
corbels to arched braces. In vestry pieces of C15 stonework and C13 window
and piscina. Pointed chancel arch with lily and rose capitals. Timber screen.
In NE of N aisle medieval coffin lid in floor. Arcade of 3 bays with pointed
arches on round columns. 2 corona-lucis survive. Arched brace roof with ties
to inner trusses and angels on corbels to others. Font by S door restored
Cl5 of octagonal bowl on octagonal shaft on octagonal base. Bells of 1591 and
Listing NGR: SU3611937483
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Source: English Heritage
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