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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 152240
OS Grid Reference: SO7517068003
OS Grid Coordinates: 375170, 268003
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3096, -2.3656
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SO 76 NW ABBERLEY CP ABBERLEY
3/14 Church of St Mary
Parish church. 1850-52 by J J Cole, rebuilt with alterations after a fire
in 1876, also by Cole. Ashlar, slate roofs now tarred. In a late C13
style and consisting of south-west tower, nave, north and south aisles,
south porch, chancel, south and north chapels and vestry.
Tower of 3 stages with setback buttresses and plain, broached spire;
two single light windows to bell chamber, single light to second stage
and 2-light south, either plain lancets or plain Geometrical style. Project-
ing gabled south porch with setback buttresses, outer doorway of 2 orders
with stiff-leaf capitals, arch enriched with clusters of fleur-de-lys.
5 bay south and north aisles (2 bay of south-aisle obscured by tower and
porch), of 2-light Geometrical style windows, with buttresses between;
square bell tower projects towards west end of north aisle. Chancel 5-light
Geometrical style east window with cusped circles above. Interior Polished
circular columns with stiff-leaf capitals to the arcades. 2-bay open screen
to south chapel with cusped tracery on slender shafts. Double chamfered
chancel arch, the inner arch resting on triple polished shafts, all with
leaf capitals. Pulpit and pews of 1870s. Hexagonal stone font. (BoE, 1968).
Listing NGR: SO7517068003
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Source: English Heritage
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