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Church of St Mary, Hanley Castle

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 153272

OS Grid Reference: SO8388341944
OS Grid Coordinates: 383883, 241944
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0756, -2.2366

Location: Hanley Castle, Worcestershire WR8 0BL

Locality: Hanley Castle
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR8 0BL

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Listing Text

SO 84 SW
3/131 Church of St Mary

Church. Early C14 and 1674. Restored 1858 by Street. Sandstone rubble
and limestone with tower, chancel, and north chancel aisle of brick, and
tile roof. Comprises a nave, north aisle, tower between nave and chancel,
north chancel aisle and north and south porches. The west windows of the
nave and aisle are both of three lights with tracery replaced in the C19.
The south wall of the nave has a window of two trefoiled ogee lights to the
west of the porch. To the east are two windows, each of two trefoiled lights,
restored in the C19. The C19 porch is gabled and has a moulded pointed doorway
with angle shafts and foliated capitals. The inner doorway is partly C12, with
round arch, and angle shafts with cushion capitals. The north wall of the aisle
has two windows to the east of the porch and one to the west. They are of two
lights with cusped Y-tracery. The two eastern ones are restored. The doorway
is pointed and of two wave-moulded orders with angle shafts. The porch is C19,
of open timber on a stone base. The north chancel aisle has two square-headed
windows, each of three lights with transom and with foiled heads to all the
lights. Between the windows is a moulded square-headed doorway and a lozenge
panel dated "1674". The east window of the aisle is of three lights with
transom, with depressed ogee heads to the upper lights and with panel tracery
above. The east window of the chancel is a C19 replacement, of three lights
with pointed head. The south window is similar. The tower is of brick with
sandstone dressings and has a stair turret at its south-west corner. Behind
an embattled parapet is a low hipped roof. The bell openings are of two
lights with flat head. Interior: four-bay arcade of pointed arches chamfered
in two orders springing from alternate round and octagonal piers with moulded
capitals. To the east of the eastern arch the wall is pierced by an opening
with a trefoiled head. Over the nave is a collar rafter-roof with curved
soulaces. The west, east, and north tower arches are pointed and chamfered
in two orders with moulded capitals to the responds. The arch between the
chancel and the north chancel aisle is similar. The piscina is C19 and moulded.
The font is C14 and has a moulded octagonal limestone bowl and is carved with
quatrefoil and flower decoration. The communion rails in the north chancel
aisle are early C18 with alternate turned and twisted balusters. Memorials
include a wall tablet in the north chancel aisle to Mrs Winifred Lechmere,
which includes a small kneeling figure, and an alabaster tablet on the south
nave wall in memory of Rev A B Lechmere which includes a scene rendered in

Listing NGR: SO8388241940

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Source: English Heritage

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