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Church of St Mary, Ketton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 187132

OS Grid Reference: SK9818704298
OS Grid Coordinates: 498187, 304298
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6276, -0.5508

Location: 8 Church Road, Ketton, Rutland PE9 3RD

Locality: Ketton
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: PE9 3RD

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Listing Text

15/43 (north side)

6.6.61 Church of St Mary

Church, C12 origin, aisles added C13, heightened C14, clerestory C15, nave restored
1861 by G G Scott, chancel rebuilt 1863 by T G Jackson, chancel roof painted 1950 by
Charles Nicholson. Of Barnack rubble stone with ashlar dressings, tower and spire,
chancel roof of Collyweston stone slates, nave and aisle roofs not visible but
probably of lead. Consists of nave, aisles, crossing tower and spire, transeptal
chapels (originally transepts, line of which roofs are still visible north and south
of tower) chancel, C13 embattled south porch, north vestry of 1935. West front:
pilaster buttresses at angles, round-headed C12 west doorway with several orders of
chevron moulding, carried on cylindrical shafts with shaft-rings, flanked by blind
panels with steeply pointed arches with chevron mouldings, carried on similar
shafts. Larger pilaster buttresses to either side. C19 decorated window above.
Tower: C12 lower stage with pilaster buttresses and roll-mouldings, carried up in
C13 Early English bell stage as angle shafts. Each side of the bell stage has
3 arched bell openings with 3 orders of mouldings, carried on shafts with nail-head
mouldings between. Each bell opening is divided into 2 lights by central shaft
growing into Y-tracery. Table of corbel heads above. C14 octagonal broach spire
with gargoyles at springing point. Cardinal sides have lower - 2-light gabled
lucarnes and single gabled lucarnes near top. Other sides have 2-light gabled
lucarnes halfway up, and, just above broaches, ogee-headed niches with crockets and
finials, enclosing statues. Weathervane. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of pointed
arches carried on cylindrical columns. Two chamfered orders,capitals with
nail-head decoration, water-holding bases. C19 roof incorporating C15 tie beams.
C15 two-light clerestory. Re-cut decorated windows to north aisle, perpendicular
window to south. Lancets at west end of aisles. Round-headed entrance to bell
chamfer reached by gallery from stair turret to south, carried across south aisle by
dispointed C12 arch with chevron mouldings. Pointed crossing-arches, with chamfered
and bell mouldings. A transeptal chapel window has Y-tracery, that to south is
Decorated. Chancel lit by C19 lancet. C19 roof with angel springers. Pews
incorporate some medieval bench ends. C14 font with flat tracery. C19 and C20
stained glass.

Listing NGR: SK9818704298

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Source: English Heritage

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