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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224113
OS Grid Reference: TG0558835061
OS Grid Coordinates: 605588, 335061
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8737, 1.0534
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TG 03 NE
2/100 Church of St. Mary
Parish church, mainly late C15, and earlier. Coursed flint. Lead roof.
C11 round west tower; continuous nave and chancel intersected by north and
south transepts, south porch, all C15. Tower: coursed flint, C15 round
embattled parapet of flushwork; lancet west window. 2-light Decorated bell
openings. Nave: iron conglomerate in west quoins and wall; diagonal
buttresses with stone dressings, north and south walls of coursed galletted
flint with some conglomerate courses; 4-light Perpendicular windows under
pointed segmental heads, ogee headed lights under panel tracery, hollow
chamfered mullions; 2 windows each to north and south nave, one each to
north and south transepts, similar 3 light Perpendicular windows to east
of transepts, similar 3-light Perpendicular windows to east of transepts.
North doorway chamfered. Chancel: part rendered walls, part of screen stair
turret to north-west; C13 east window of 4 lights of intersecting tracery,
renewed; 2-light windows Geometric and Decorated tracery, one to north, two
to south; priest's door to south with pointed chamfered arch. South porch:
coursed galletted flint; diagonal buttresses with stone dressings; lead
roof; round shafts to moulded arch. South doorway has chamfered arch with
moulded upper part renewed; part marble stoup to right. Crosses on gable
ends of chancel, north and south transepts and porch. Interior: arch braced
roof with vaulted crossing at transepts; double purlins, principal rafters
and ridge piece moulded; rose bosses at intersections; stone angel corbels
to arch braces at crossing; corbels to principal rafters to nave and chancel
of alternating angels and shields. C13 octagonal font in Purbeck marble
supported by 8 marble columns, blank arcading on faces. Ogee headed trefoil
to piscina. C15 glass of saints, apostles and kings in tracery to north
Listing NGR: TG0558835061
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