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Church of St Mary the Virgin with Boundary Walls and Gates, West Stockwith

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin with Boundary Walls and Gates

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 241195

OS Grid Reference: SK7902794740
OS Grid Coordinates: 479027, 394740
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4435, -0.8117

Locality: West Stockwith
Local Authority: Bassetlaw District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN10 4EX

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/112 Church of St. Mary
the Virgin with
1.2.67 boundary walls and
gates (Formerly listed as
Church of St Mary)
G.V. II*

Parish Church, 1722, for William Huntington. Brick with pantiled
roof and ashlar dressings. Brick plinth with moulded coping,
chamfered quoins, moulded brick eaves band, moulded coped parapet
and gables, moulded sills. Nave and chance under continuous
roof, bell turret at west end, one storey, 4 bays. C18 addition,
one storey, one bay, brick with pantiled roof, at east end.
West side has to right, moulded ashlar door case with frieze and
cornice; double-leaf 8 panelled dor with panelled overlight.
Above, lozenge datestone inscribed 'W.H. 1722.' To left, 3 large
round headed leaded windows with keystones. 2 decorative lead
rainwater heads and downpipes. West end window similar. East
side has, to left, round headed doorway with keystone containing
C20 double-leaf panelled door with fanlight, and to right, 2
round headed leaded windows with keystones. Above, to west,
timber bell turret, 2 stages, with leaded first stage, 4 louvred
bell openings with pointed heads and Gothick tracery. Moulded
cornice, square domed lead roof with decorative weather vane and
cross. Interior, plastered; splayed window reveals. Elaborate
plaster cornice to coffered ceiling with central acanthus leaf
boss and C20 light fittings. Stained glass 1842 in central
window, north side. Fittings include plain baluster font,
railing at west end with turned balusters, panelled open pulpit,
carved eagle lectern and unusual framed pine pews, c.1900. East
end has altar place flanked by single Ionic pilasters with
decorative capitals, and beyond, single moulded doorcases with
friezes and cornices; each with 6 panelled door. Above,
inscribed panel, on either side, that to left with Lord's Prayer,
that to right with Creed. Above again, scrollwork framed oval
cartouche, that to left inscribed Blessed is he that considereth
the poor, Psalm XLIst, verse 1st, that to right inscribed 'Let
thy Priests be clothed with righteousnness, Psalm CXXXIId, verse
IXth.' In north west corner, sculpted monument to William
Huntington d.1714 by E. Poynton. Marble and slate. Moulded
rectangular base, inscribed panelled frieze, flanked by 2 engaged
square balusters, moulded cornice. Clothed reclining figure,
partly draped, holding the draft of a ship. To right classical
style memorials 1824 and 1809. 2 classical style memorials, 1825
and 1840, one tablet 1863. Outside to west, stone coped brick
boundary wall with scrolled brackets and iron spearhead railing;
2 square brick gatepiers with tapered square caps and ball
finials. To east, rendered brick boundary wall with stone
coping, enclosing burial ground. To south, double-leaf close
boarded gateway with timber lintel; to east, 2 niches. Central
C19 panelled stone font.

Listing NGR: SK7902794740

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Source: English Heritage

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