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Church of St Mary, Shrawley

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 152403

OS Grid Reference: SO8060464791
OS Grid Coordinates: 380604, 264791
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2809, -2.2857

Location: Church Lane, Worcester WR6 6TD

Locality: Shrawley
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR6 6TD

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Listing Text


7/187 Church of St Mary



Parish church. Early - mid C12 chancel and nave, east end rebuilt C19,
C15 south porch, west tower rebuilt C17, C18 north vestry. Red sandstone
ashlar, brick vestry and part brick to south porch, slate roof, tiled to
porch. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel, north vestry.
West tower: 3 stages, string course to lower stage, diagonal buttresses to
western angles stop below belfry stage, plain parapet and renewed pinnacles;
altered Norman nave has part embattled parapet to western end and retains
part of string course with zig-zag ornament to east, discontinued beyond
enlarged and altered 3-light window, further semi-circular headed window
to west partly obscured by porch, 2 pilaster buttresses are retained to
east of porch, one to chancel arch obscured by later additional stepped
buttress, further later stepped buttress to left of enlarged window; gabled
stone porch with upper part of brick, semi-circular headed Norman doorway
with hollow chamfered label and 3 moulded orders, central one enriched with
zig-zag ornament and later inserted flower motifs, waterleaf capitals to
responds. Respond to lower right cut by C15 stoup which projects slightly
with 3 cusped panelled sides. North face retains blocked Norman doorway,
with scallop capitals to responds. Chancel: zig-zag enriched string course
continues over 2 pilaster buttresses with cable enrichment, 3 narrow semi-
circular headed Norman windows, central one piercing buttress, set high
above string course, semi-circular arched Norman doorway to west with zig-
zag ornament and pronounced imposts. Interior: nave has fine C15 moulded
arch-braced roof with further moulded purlins and rafters, chancel arch
rebuilt during late C19 in a Norman style. Fittings: possibly Norman font,
altered, circular bowl with scalloped ornament,'wooden Jacobean pulpit;
panelled sides with incised decorative detail, 018 wooden gallery to west
end, early C19 panelled box pews, west end wall has 2 hatchments to Severne
and Vernon families and early C19 royal arms. (BoE; VCH, Vol IV).

Listing NGR: SO8060364792

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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