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Description: Parish Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163688
OS Grid Reference: TL0999411570
OS Grid Coordinates: 509994, 211570
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7920, -0.4065
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TL 01 SE REDBOURN CHURCH END
TL 11 SW (west side)
4/153 Parish Church of St Mary
Parish Church. Circa 1100 nave and west tower. N aisle c.1140.
Circa 1340 chancel. S. aisle, mid C14; S chancel chapel
and porch 1444-55. Clerestorey c.1478. N aisle c.1497. Flint
rubble with stone and brick dessings. Some reused Roman brick.
East chancel wall in chequered stone and knapped flint; plain
flint to N wall; brick and stone buttresses. Low pitched lead
roofs; chancel with steep plain tile roof. Large 3-stage tower
has straight parapet and small spike. C15 W door and belfry
lights. Flat buttresses; stepped buttress on SW. Billet
courses below belfry. S aisle has very good moulded brick eaves
corbel table with trefoiled arcading, an early dated example.
Porch with moulded stone door arch. S wall with 2 C15 3-light
windows and a 4-centre arched door. Chancel has a 3-light E
window with cusped net tracery, restored 1801. N aisle has 2-
light windows with hood moulds. Clerestorey windows also 2-
light, but with chamfered surrounds.
Interior: N nave arcade is c.1140. 3 drum piers with scalloped
capitals. 2-step arches with outer billet label. S arcade has
octagonal piers and double-chamfer arches. Similar-style W arch.
Chancel arch with moulded and stepped arches, probably before
c.1300. Late C15 nave roof with short crown posts. Good C15 N
aisle roof with moulded beams; similar roof to NE chapel. N
aisle wall has a blocked Norman window. Chancel has, on N wall,
a C14 sedilia with ogee arches and C12 capitals; simple Easter
sepulchre on S wall. Broad 4-centre arch opening to SE chapel.
Very good rood screen of 1478 with pierced and blank traceried
panels, 2 either side of central arch, and a cove of open fan
tracery. Early C18 stone and marble font in W aisle with
baluster-shaped base and shell-like bowl. Brasses: in chancel
to Sir Richard Bede, 1560; in S chapel to Richard Peacock, 1512;
near S door, C.1470. Monuments: N chancel wall, good marble
epitaph to Eignon Bignon and his wife, 1717, by Thomas Bull; a
bust under draped baldacchino, flanked by fluted pilasters. 4
other good late C18 and early C19 smaller wall plaques in
chancel. (RCHM (1910), Pevsner (1977)).
Listing NGR: TL0999411570
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Source: English Heritage
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