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Remains of Church of St Mary, Colston Bassett

Description: Remains of Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 December 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 241816

OS Grid Reference: SK6949233842
OS Grid Coordinates: 469492, 333842
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8975, -0.9684

Location: New Road, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire NG12 3FX

Locality: Colston Bassett
Local Authority: Rushcliffe Borough Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG12 3FX

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Mary's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SK63SE (east side, off)
4/9 Remains of Church
of St Mary

1.12.65 I

Church now ruin. C12 north arcade, predominantly C14, C15 tower (upper part), some C18 alterations to north arcade. Thinly coursed rubble, ashlar tower (upper part). Nave of 3 bays, north aisle gone, south aisle and transept. 3-bay chancel, west tower. Surviving details include 2 Norman circular piers and one respond with scalloped capitals. The pointed arcade above has inserted round-
arched 'Gibbs' windows, 2-light windows with Y-tracery to chancel, a 3-light window with reticulated tracery to south transept (east side), the large south window has gone. The tower has 2-light bell-chamber openings, a quatre-foil frieze with corner gargoyles and a crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles.
In 1892 the Church Commissioners ordered that the building have its roof
removed so as to make it ruinous, on the building of the new Church of St John (q.v.).

Scheduled Ancient Monument No. 170.
N Pevsner. The Buildings of England, 1979.
J T Godfrey. Nottinghamshire Churches.

Listing NGR: SK6949233842

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

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