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Church of St Mary, Burghill

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 154202

OS Grid Reference: SO4793444501
OS Grid Coordinates: 347934, 244501
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0964, -2.7614

Location: Burghill, County of Herefordshire HR4 7SF

Locality: Burghill
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR4 7SF

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SO 44 SE
5/17 Church of St Mary


Parish church. C12 core, altered and enlarged during late C12 or early
C13 and C14, south porch added late in C15 or early C16, the west tower
was rebuilt in 1812 and further restoration and additions in 1824, 1854,
1862, 1879 - 80 and 1894. Coursed and squared sandstone rubble, ashlar
dressings, Welsh slate roof. West tower: three stages, string course,
embattled parapet with pinnacles, single square-headed lights to second
stage and lancets to bell stage. Clock faces to north and south. Nave:
south clerestory, three square-headed single-light windows to west of
square-headed window with two lights and easternmost window with two trefoiled
ogee-headed lights. North clerestory has one similar window with two tre-
foiled ogee-headed lights to east. South aisle: one C19 window with two
trefoil-headed lights and cinquefoil to left and three similar windows to
right of heavily restored south porch. The north aisle retains one C14
window of two trefoiled ogee-headed lights, and to the west a lancet window
of c1200. Chancel: C14 window of two trefoil-headed lights and similar C19
window to left of C19 chancel doorway. C14 window of two trefoil-headed lights
to right. East window largely C19 of three trefoil-headed lights. Interior:
five-bay north arcade with pointed arches of two chamfered orders, circular
piers with moulded bases and capitals. Traces of earlier arcade in scallop
capital of westernmost bay. C14 five-bay south arcade with pointed arches
of two chamfered orders, octagonal piers, moulded bases and capitals. Four-
bay C19 crown-post roof to nave, continuous trussed rafter-roof to chancel,
no chancel arch. Fittings: C14 rood screen, largely restored during C17 and
C19; five cusped lights flank opening, steeply coved. C14 piscina in rood loft,
plain C17 panelled octagonal pulpit. C12 font has unusual base with figures
in niches, lead bowl with vine ornament. C19 carved wooded reredos with
figures of church fathers in niches. Monuments: Milbourne memorial, chest
tomb with effigies c1440, alabaster, male figure in armour, female figure
in court dress, weepers to sides. Commemorates Sir John Milbourne and
Elizabeth Devereux, his wife. Robert Masters memorial, brass, 1619, with
shield of arms and globe:
"Here lyeth the body of ROBERT MASTERS gent, late
Lord of this manour who traveiled wth THOMAS
CANDISH ESQr to Virginia and afterward aboute the
globe of ye whole worlde and after his returne
marryed Winifred ye daughter of Thoms Cornwall
of Bucklane gent by whom he hath 2 sones
and 7 daughters, he departed this life 3 of
June Ao 1619".

Listing NGR: SO4793444501

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Source: English Heritage

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