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Church of St Mary, Essendine

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 187090

OS Grid Reference: TF0490212789
OS Grid Coordinates: 504902, 312789
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7026, -0.4489

Location: A6121, Essendine, Rutland PE9 4LA

Locality: Essendine
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: PE9 4LA

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There is also a scheduled monument, Essendine Castle Moated Site, 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


6.6.61 Church of St Mary


Church, C12 and C13. C19 roofs, restorations and chancel rebuilding. Coursed
rubble with ashlar dressings to nave, squared rubble to chancel. Coped gable-ended
stone tile roofs. Nave and slightly taller chancel, without aisles. Double
bellcote on west gable. C13 and later fenestration, restored. South wall of
chancel, "low-side" window in form of quatrefoil in square panel. Very fine C12
south doorway, flanked by single spiral-fluted shafts with cushion capitals carrying
round chevron-moulded arch. Round hood-mould with lozenge decoration above.
Tympanum with half-length figure of Christ blessing, flanked by angels. Jambs
carved with scenes including ?Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Pointed chancel
arch with chevron moulding. Said originally to have been the Chapel to Essendine
Castle, the site of which adjoins the church to the north-east.

Listing NGR: TF0490212789

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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