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Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 7 October 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 188908
OS Grid Reference: SP6190495695
OS Grid Coordinates: 461904, 295695
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5556, -1.0884
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SP69 NW MAIN STREET (North Side)
2/38 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Parish Church. 1858 by Joseph Goddard. Random granite rubble with ashlar
dressings. Swithland slate roof. Nave and chancel in one, western bellcote
on very steep west gable. Lean-to north aisle. Paired lancets and oculus set
in shallow embrasure in west wall. Nave buttressed to east and west. Wide
buttressed south porch in Decorated style where the moulding of the archway
died into plan chamfered jambs. Fenestration is combination of single and
paired lancets. 3 grouped eastern lancets. Paired lancets to north aisle.
Wide internal space with no chancel arch and a 5 bay north arcade with
cylindrical shafts and double chamfered arches. Steep roof with long curved
principals supporting a collar. Rubble behind altar said to survive from
earlier church. Fittings all contemporary: Pews, pulpit, etc. Stained glass
in the south east window, by Holland and Sons of Warwick, 1855. Scenes from
the old testament in small medieval style lozenges. East window unsigned,
1868, The Life of Christ.
Listing NGR: SP6190495695
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Source: English Heritage
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