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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 6 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 223566
OS Grid Reference: TF9463234524
OS Grid Coordinates: 594632, 334524
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8730, 0.8905
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TF 93 SW GREAT SNORING THE STREET
6/70 (west side)
6.3.59 Church of St Mary
Parish church. Exterior mainly Perpendicular. Flint walls with stone dressings.
Nave clerestory and south aisle cement rendered. Slate roofs with c1800 brick dentil
eaves cornices. West tower Perpendicular, of five stages, with diagonally set
buttresses with squared and knapped flint work, a central door, 3-light west windows
and 4 belfry windows. Nave with clerestory and south aisle of 4 bays, chancel of
2 bays. South porch Perpendicular with 2 curvilinear windows, a Perpendicular
traceried door within a c1200 arch with shafts missing. South aisle with 3 square-
headed 2-light windows, and at east and west 2-light Curvilinear windows. Clerestory
with four 2-light Perpendicular windows. Nave north wall with clerestory and below
three 3-light Perpendicular windows divided by embattled transoms, repeated once in
the chancel north wall and twice in the south wall, one blocked. 5-light c1300 east
window with central quatrefoil. Interior: c1200 4 bay south arcade and c1200 south
aisle east end angle piscina. Perpendicular tower and chancel arches. C13 grey
marble font. Poppyhead benches C15. C18 commandment board, Royal Arms over porch
1688 but later overpaintings. Chancel: C15 screen. Decorated piscina and sedilia
with arched crocketed canopies and miniature vaulting. C15 traceried stone panels on
east wall behind altar. C18 black and white stippled polished marble floor with
3 steps to altar. Altar rails with end posts with strap work decoration and ball
finials, balusters, mid C17. C15 glass fragments in north and south windows.
Alabaster wall-monuments c1610, 2 C18 wall monuments, brass of C15. Nave and aisle
roofs with exposed rafters c1800. Chancel roof mid C19 elaborate scissors trusses.
Listing NGR: TF9463234524
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