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Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196369
OS Grid Reference: TF1495799356
OS Grid Coordinates: 514957, 399356
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4784, -0.2693
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TF 19 NW ROTHWELL SCHOOL LANE
3/14 Church of
1.11.66. St Mary Magdalene
Parish Church. Late Cll, C12, restored 1892 by J. D. Sedding.
Coursed ironstone rubble, ironstone ashlar, slate roofs. West
tower, nave with north and south aisles, south porch and
rectangular chancel. Late Cll west tower with stepped plinth.
Round headed west doorway with voussoirs and outer roll, plain
tympanum, large impost blocks and rectangular C20 plank door.
Small round headed light above. Small round headed light on
north side with fragments of stringcourse and east of it. 2
similar lights one above the other on south side with fragment of
stringcourse just below upper light. Flat stringcourse and bell
openings on all 4 sides. Bellopenings consist of paired narrow
round headed lights divided by single shaft with cushion capital.
Upper moulded stringcourse with C19 parapet above. West end of
north aisle plain with coped gable end. Narrow angle 2 stage
buttress to north. Low plinth. 3 C19 windows, each of paired
pointed lancets, alternate with 3 more 2 stage buttresses. Plain
clerestory. East end of north aisle has plinth and single C19
lancet. East end nave has coped gable with finial. Low plinth
runs round chancel with single C19 lancet in north side. C19
pointed east window of 3 lights with reticulated tracery,
hoodmould and head label stops. Coped gable and finial above.
Single C19 lancet in south side of chancel. Single mid C12
lancet in east end of south aisle. Plinth runs under south side.
2 stage angle buttress to south and 2 C19 windows, each of 2
pointed lights with quatrefoil and hoodmould, with 2 stage C19
buttress in between. C12 porch with pointed south doorway with
chamfered surround. C19 coped gable and finial. Interior south
doorway with painted double chamfered arch and jambs. West side
of south aisle has C11 corner buttress banded by 6 stringcourses,
Cll interior tower arch with round voussoired head and large
impost blocks that continue north and south into nave's east
wall. Mid C12 north and south round headed arcades of 3 bays.
Semicircular north west respond with cable necking scalloped
capital and grooved abacus. Pier to east has a block capital
with squat scallops on underside. Soffit of arch above decorated
with a roll flanked by chevron. Second pier to east has similar
squat scallops with cable necking. Soffit of arch above deviated
by fillet flanked by single rolls. Easternmost respond has cable
necking and scalloped capital with soffit of arch above decorated
by roll flanked with single hollows. Slightly later south arcade
with capitals decorated with taller, slenderer scallops. Bases
have triple rolls. Westernmost bay's soffit decorated with roll
flanked by chevron. Central bay's soffit decorated with 3 rolls
and easternmost by roll flanked by single hollows. Late C19
double chamfered pointed chancel arch. Late C19 timber roof of
nave and ornate panelled ceiling to chancel. Late C19 pink
marble altar inscribed with gold cross and grapes. Ornate late
C19 screen with grapes, thistles and rosehips. Late C19 pulpit,
pews and octagonal font on 8 clustered columns.
Listing NGR: TF1495799356
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