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Description: Church of St Mary and St Nicholas
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192033
OS Grid Reference: TF4248450854
OS Grid Coordinates: 542484, 350854
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0360, 0.1235
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TF 45 SW WRANGLE CHURCH LANE
3/116 Church of St. Mary
26.1.67 and St. Nicholas
Parish church. c.1300, C13, C14, c.1345-71, C15, C16, restored
1875-8 by Ewan Christian. Limestone ashlar, lead and slate
roofs. Western tower, clerestoried nave, aisles, chancel, south
porch. 3 stage tower with stepped corner buttresses, coved
cornice and short pinnacles. To belfry stage 2 light openings
with cusped heads and wide central mullion. Small west door with
chamfered pointed head. Above a 4 light C15 window with panel
tracery. North aisle has facetted stair tower and C16 4 light
west window, battlemented parapet, corner pinnacles and stepped
buttresses. 5 matching C15 5 light windows with cusped heads to
the lights and panel tracery. North door with hood mould bearing
grotesques. Above a blocked niche. Larger C15 4 light east
window. Battlemented clerestory with 6 two light windows. C14
chancel with slate roof has 2 three light reticulated windows and
single curvilinear traceried window. Tall 5 light reticulated
east window of 1345-71. South chancel wall is similar to north,
also with priest's door. South aisle has tall stair turret on
east side and a C19 3 light east window. On the south side are 5
three light C15 windows with panel tracery in deeply moulded
reveals, and a 4 light west window. The C15 2 storey porch has
pointed outer arch with above a 3 light parvise window with
cusped heads to the lights, above is a small niche containing a
statue. The gabled porch is battlemented with crocketed corner
pinnacles and grotesque supporters. C13 inner doorway with
paired shafts to the reveals, hobnail annular capitals, dogtooth
moulding, deeply moulded pointed arch. Set within this is a
trefoil headed surround with dogtoothing and leaf terminals.
Interior. Tall C14 6 bay nave arcades with octagonal piers and
moulded arches. Quatrefoil western respond with angle fillets.
Fine c.1200 tower arch with shafted reveals, waterleaf capitals,
a hollow chamfer, keeled roll, and order of wedge shaped motifs
with lozenged hood. C14 chancel arch with octagonal reveals,
double shafted, with fleurons to octagonal imposts. C14 nave
roof having braced tie beams to low crown posts, figured corbels.
The north aisle matches and in the south aisle is a C15 roof
having moulded principals, bosses and angels. In the south aisle
a moulded 4 centred arched door to rood loft and a door above in
the nave. Triple sedilia with double piscina in chancel, with
ogee arches. In north aisle windows are fragments of C15 glass
including demi figures and angels. Fittings. Early C17
octagonal pulpit having Ionic columns supporting fluted frieze,
enriched with straps. On the panels are blank arches, arabesques
and guilloche. C19 ornate carved wooden gilded reredos. Font,
1724, plain octagonal bowl, with sunk panels, fluted stem, 3
steps. Inscribed Ric. Bailey, Vicar 1724. Monuments. Brasses
of John Reade d.1503, wife and children, in chancelfloor. To
Sir John Read, d.1626, large alabaster sideboard tomb, having
deceased and wife lying on a tomb chest, carved with weepers.
Behind a tail pedimented inscription panel with swags, escutcheon
and funeral helm. to Rev. Richard Bailey, d.1775. Eared wall
plaque with broken pediment and cross.
Listing NGR: TF4248350849
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Source: English Heritage
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