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Church of St Mary, Foy

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 154280

OS Grid Reference: SO5979228348
OS Grid Coordinates: 359792, 228348
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9522, -2.5864

Location: Foy, County of Herefordshire HR9 6QY

Locality: Foy
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR9 6QY

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Listing Text

SO 52 NE
3/21 Church of St Mary
Parish church. C13 nave and chancel, C14 west tower and south porch, east
wall of chancel rebuilt in 1673. Restoration of 1854 and 1863. Sandstone
rubble with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roof. West tower, nave with south
porch, chancel. West tower: three stages, plinth, stepped diagonal buttress-
ing, plain parapet, single square-headed loop to second stage, two trefoil-
headed lights with quatrefoil to belfry. Nave: restored 2-light window to
left with primitive head stops to label; two trefoiled ogee-headed lights
with quatrefoil and easternmost window with two trefoil-headed lights and
multifoiled tracery above both to right of south porch with 2-centred arched
head to outer doorway of two moulded orders and similar inner doorway, returns
of south porch both with two trefoiled ogee-headed lights, partially restored;
chancel: square-headed window with two trefoiled ogee-headed lights above
square-headed chancel doorway, two trefoil-headed lights to window to right.
East window: 1673 for John Abrahall, a copy of the late C14 window at St
Tysillo, Sellack CP. Four trefoil-headed lights with vertical tracery in
C14 style, small panel in gable with arms and initials. "IA 1673". Interior:
late C14 or early C15 roof of nave with open arch braced collar and two cusped
struts above collar, C19 copy in chancel. Tower arch, 2-centred with two con-
tinuous chamfered orders; chancel arch, two chamfered orders, moulded imposts,
recess to south of chancel arch in nave with cinquefoil ogee head, two moulded
shelves in recess. Fittings: large C14 font, octagonal with moulded base,
panel with pairs of trefoil-headed arches to sides; C17 six-sided pulpit with
decorative arcading and fluting to upper and lower edges; C17 communion rails
with turned balusters and C17 stalls in chancel. Monuments: C13 effigy defaced
in chancel and similar small effigy in nave altar recess. Chancel north wall,
Abrahall memorial tablet 1736, mixed marble, open segmental pediment supported
on Corinthian pilasters, shell motif and decorative brackets, funerary urn and
Abrahall arms above. Commemorates John Abrahall of Ingeston, died 1702, Markey
Abrahall 1715, John Abrahall 1734 and erected by Benedicta Abrahall (died 1742)
in memory of the latter John Abrahall by Esau Osborn of Bristol. Abrahall
memorial, polychrome wall tablet with broken segmental pediment, decorative
scroll and folial ornament flanking inscription panel, winged cherub below,
Abrahall arms in pediment, commemorates Dorothy Jones, daughter of George
Abrahall, died 1690, and William Jones, died 1696. Paul Abrahall memorial:
stone wall tablet 1675, open segmental pediment with cartouche of arms, twisted
Ionic columns, wigged demi-figure carrying books. South wall: George Abrahall
1673 with allegorical figures. (BoE, p 133-4; RCHM Vol I, p 64-67).

Listing NGR: SO5979228347

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Source: English Heritage

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