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Description: Church of St Mark
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 163540
OS Grid Reference: TL1970106170
OS Grid Coordinates: 519701, 206170
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7415, -0.2677
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TL 10 NE COLNEY HEATH CHURCH LANE
10/5 CHURCH OF ST MARK
Parish church. 1845, in a Norman and early Gothic style of North
Italian inspiration. Yellow stock brick with stone dressings.
Welsh slate roof. Single aisle with an apsidal E end. NW
campanile tower with sprocketed spire. Large gabled N porch with
heavy stone columns and an attached open staircase leading to
tower. The nave has round-headed lancets, 5 on S side. Apse
with 3 lancets and inset stone colonnettes with cushion capitals.
The porch capitals are leaf-carved and carry roll-moulded arches.
Thin colonnettes to open staircase. Campanile has angle
buttresses to lower part. Small 1st floor lancets with
colonnettes; miniature arcade above. Clockfaces to 2nd stage.
3rd stage with 3 colonnettes and twin-louvred belfry lights.
Lozenge patterned eaves band. Wide soffit. Plate traceried W
window. Interior has apse treated as niche with ribbed vault,
panels alternating with lancets. W gallery on thin cast iron
columns. (Pevsner (1977)).
Listing NGR: TL1970106170
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Source: English Heritage
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