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Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150526
OS Grid Reference: SO5538968006
OS Grid Coordinates: 355389, 268006
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3083, -2.6557
LITTLE HEREFORD CP
SO 56 NE
5/36 Church of St Mary
Parish church. C12 and C13 nave and west tower, C14 chancel. C19 restoration.
Sandstone rubble with dressings of the same material, Welsh slate roof. West
tower, nave and chancel. West tower: three stages with two string courses and
pyramidal roof, lancet windows to north and south with doorway to west with
two-centred arched head of three orders, second stage has lancet to west and
south, pairs of lancets to bell stage. Nave: C13 lancet to left and 2-light
C19 window and early C14 window of two cinquefoil headed lights to right of
C19 south porch; mid- to late C13 south doorway with two-centred arched head
and of three orders, inner rounded and outer two are moulded. The north side
of the nave has later C13 window with two trefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil,
and 2-light C19 window to left end. Single C12 semi-circular headed light and
C19 lancet to right. Chancel: south side has early C14 window with two cinque-
foil headed lights to right and one trefoil-headed light to left of C13 or C14
doorway with chamfered jambs and segmental pointed head. North side of chancel
has to the left early C14 window of two trefoiled ogee-headed lights and a
quatrefoil and to the right late C13 window of trefoil-headed light, 3-light
C19 window to east end. Interior: two-centred tower arch of three orders, outer
plain and inner moulded orders, inner order carried on attached shafts with
moulded capitals and bases, early C14 chancel arch with two chamfered ribs
dying onto square responds. C15 rood loft stair has square headed lower door-
way in the south respond of the arch and a similar upper doorway to west.
Fittings: C12 or C13 font with circular bowl, plain capping and circular base,
piscina in west wall of nave above chancel arch with trefoiled head, further
piscina in chancel with trefoiled head. Early C14 sedilia in chancel; three
recessed seats with trefoiled heads. Early C14 tomb recess in south wall of
nave with moulded segmental arch, septfoiled and with sub-cusping, gabled
and finialed label with ball flower ornament, recess flanked by tall pedestals
each with trefoiled panels and gabled. Pair of similar recesses in north wall
of chancel with moulded, crocketted and finialed labels, eastern recess retains
slab with incised female figure with veiled headdress. (RCHM, Vol 3, p 65;
BoE, p 236).
Listing NGR: SO5538968006
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Source: English Heritage
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