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Church of St Mary, Marden

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 153989

OS Grid Reference: SO5118047057
OS Grid Coordinates: 351180, 247057
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1197, -2.7144

Location: Marden, County of Herefordshire HR1 3EN

Locality: Marden
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR1 3EN

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Listing Text


4/23 Church of St Mary


Parish church. C13 and C14 with major rebuilding of nave in 1858 by
T Nicholson. Coursed sandstone rubble mostly dressed, ashlar to tower,
slate nave and aisle roofs, stone slate chancel roof. C14 north-west
tower, aisled nave of four bays, sanctus bell-cote, two-bay C14 chancel
with polygonal east end, C19 south porch. North-west tower: three stages,
angle buttresses to north-west and north-east corners, 2-light openings
with ogee heads to bell-chamber, recessed stone spire, plain parapet
with pyramidical corner pinnacles; entry from east through low 2-centred
arch and C19 ledged door. Scars of demolished north porch incised on
east side. Nave: largely rebuilt-by Nicholson in Decorated Style, 3-
and 2-light windows with Bathstone details; three C19 quatrefoiled
clerestorey lights to north and south. East end of south aisle has 2-
light ogee window probably C14. Restored C13 south doorway reset behind
south porch. Chancel: trefoiled 2-light windows with cinquefoil above,
priests' door to south side, buttress at each angle. Interior: the north
arcade has circular piers and capitals; the south octagonal equivalents;
double chamfered 2-centred chancel arch with scars of rood screen in jambs
and a squint to each side. C19 nave roof of collar trusses made of thin
scantling. Chancel roof has three king-post trusses, possibly C19. Low
piscina under trefoil head set very low. C13 or C14 dodecagonal font,
each face of which has trefoiled panel with octagonal base and restored
shaft. Late C19 stone pulpit with marble columns supported on cluster
of four heavy keel-moulded shafts. Monuments: brass to Margate Chute,
1614 and marble aedicule to Philibert Burghill died 1653 both on north
wall of chancel. On its east wall aedicule with broken pediment and
Ionic pilasters to Sara Unett, died 1732. (RCHM, Vol II, p 135; BoE, p 250).

Listing NGR: SO5117647060

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Source: English Heritage

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