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Church of St Mary, Merton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 205015

OS Grid Reference: TQ2511269434
OS Grid Coordinates: 525112, 169434
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4101, -0.2025

Locality: Merton
Local Authority: Merton Borough Council
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW19 3HJ

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Listing Text

LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON CHURCH PATH, Merton, SW19
TQ 2569
(south side)
11/17 Church of St Mary
7.5.54
GV II*

Parish church. C12 and later, much restored; chancel early C13; C15, restored,
north porch; north aisle of 1866 by B Ferrey; south aisle of 1856 by F Digweed.
West arch of 1897 by H G Quartermain. Knapped flint facing, stone dressings.
Tiled roof to eaves (partly renewed). 4-bay nave, 4-bay chancel, north porch, short
shingled broach spire to west; no clerestory (dormers). 2-light nave windows,
pointed to taller north aisle, square headed with perpendicular style tracery to
south aisle; buttresses between. 3 pointed lancets survive to chancel; other side
windows 2-light; east window an insertion of 3-lights, perpendicular tracery.
Pointed arched moulded west door with head stops. North door C12 reset; zigzag
decoration to voussoirs, scalloped capitals to shafted jambs; old timber door with
fine C12 wrought iron work (hinges and decoration). Interior: Nave with alternating
circular and octagonal columns to pointed arcades. Open timber roof with tie beams.
4 bay chancel with fine capitalless ashlar wall arcades, early C13 and elaborate
c1400 crown-post roof with moulded tie beams and coved edges. Old timber door to
south side of chancel with C12 wrought iron work. South east window of chancel
with circa 1400 head of Jesus in tracery light. Several wall monuments including
that to Cook family with draped female figure by R J Wyatt (1832) and wall monument
to Gregory Lovell of Merton, (d 1597) etc. Reredos 1889, Ewan Christian. C19 font,
pews, pulpit, lectern. Hatchments. 1 window in south aisle of 1907 by Morris and
Company.


Listing NGR: TQ2511269434

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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