Church of St Mary, Eardisland
Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 2 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 149853
OS Grid Reference: SO4204858520
OS Grid Coordinates: 342048, 258520
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2218, -2.8497
Location: St Mary's Walk, Eardisland, County of Herefordshire HR6 9BN
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There is also a scheduled monument, Mound N of the church, 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.
SO 4258 - 4358 EARDISLAND CP EARDISLAND
12/71 Church of St Mary
Parish church. Early C13, extended mid-C14, partly rebuilt c1728 and
restored in 1864 by H Curzon. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, chancel
roof of graduated stone tiles, with artificial ones to nave. West tower of
c1728, early C13 nave, C14 chancel, north vestry and south porch. West tower
of three stages on a C13 battered plinth with roll mouldings. The plain
parapet has an obelisk at each corner, and each stage is marked by an offset.
Belfry stage has wide louvred openings with segmental heads. South wall of
first stage has a window of segmentally headed lights. Ground stage has a
C19 doorway on south wall with a two-centred head and a rose window in the
west wall. Nave: early C13, the south wall divided into three bays by C19
stepped buttresses. South porch to west end then a C19 window of three pointed
lights with a quatrefoil under the two-centred head, with ball flower ornament.
The label has angel stops. The central bay has a C13 lancet to the left and a
C14 window of three pointed lights under a two-centred head to the right with
a label. The eastern bay contains a window of two trefoiled lights under a
two-centred head. To west of this a blocked C13 door with two-centred roll-
moulded head. South porch of C14 has a two-centred outer arch of two chamfered
orders with label. The side walls each have a window of one ogee trefoiled
light. The C13 south doorway has a two-centred arch with continuous roll
moulding and a moulded label with foliate stops. North wall of nave is also
divided into three bays by C19 buttresses. West bay has a C13 north door
with segmental-pointed head, chamfered label and roll moulded jambs. This
bay also has a lancet, and the central bay two lancets. The eastern bay has
a C14 window of two trefoiled lights under a two-centred head with a moulded
label. The chancel has, on the south wall, a diagonal corner buttress and is
divided into two bays by a buttress. Each bay has a window of two trefoiled
lights under a two-centred head. Western bay contains a C14 priest's door.
Below window in this bay a tomb recess with cinquefoiled segmental-pointed
arch and moulded jambs, and a moulded label with one head stop. North wall
has north vestry of C14 with a lancet in north and south walls. To west of
this a reset C14 window of two trefoiled lights under a two-centred head with
a moulded label. East window of four trefoiled lights with tracery under the
two-centred head and a label. Interior: the tower arch is C19 with a moulded
inner order, chamfered outer order, and two-centred arch. Chancel arch also
C19 of similar design. At east end of nave, two similar tomb recesses face
each other, both with segmental pointed heads and labels. That in the south
wall has a finial to the label bearing three painted shields. South wall of
chancel has a three-seat sedillia, each with a trefoiled head. To east of
this a trefoil headed piscina with projecting quatrefoil drain. North wall
contains two tomb recesses with chamfered jambs and segmental pointed arches.
Roof of the nave is C19, divided into four bays with crown posts on tie-beams
supporting crown-plates. Common rafters have braced collars and ashlar pieces.
Chancel has a C14 common rafter roof with arch-braced collars and inclined
ashlar pieces. Fittings: a re-set screen under the tower arch of the late C15
is of eight bays with a C19 door at the north end. The open upper panels have
foiled ogee and traceried heads below a cornice with running vine ornament.
Most of the other fittings are late C19. (RCHM, 3, pp 45-7; BoE, p 119).
Listing NGR: SO4204858520
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