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Church of St Mary, Sheriffhales

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 May 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 255193

OS Grid Reference: SJ7580212032
OS Grid Coordinates: 375802, 312032
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7054, -2.3596

Location: Church Lane, Sheriffhales, Shropshire TF11 8RD

Locality: Sheriffhales
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8RD

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Listing Text

(West side)

4/15 Church of St. Mary.



Parish Church: C12 and C14 with nave re-roofed and probably re-faced to
South. Circa 1661. Chancel probably re-faced to South in C18, tower
Circa 1723, and whole restored in 1884. Squared and coursed stone
ashlar tower and South facing to nave and chancel. Rendered East nave
wall, and chancel and aisle eaves re-built to North. Old tile roofs,
separately over nave, aisle and chancel. 4 bay nave, North aisle chancel
and West tower. Tower: 3 stages with moulded plinth, set-offs, string
courses, and chamfered battlemented parapet, louvred bellchamber openings
on each face with 2 round-arched lights set in larger recessed round arch;
small round arched second stage windows to North and South; large, probably
early C19 first stage West window with Y-tracery, and 2-light square
window to South with cast iron ogee tracery; blocked round-arched doorway
to North with plain architrave, imposts, and keystone. Clock on top stage
to East; tablet on second stage to South inscribed J.W., date illegible at
time of re-survey. Nave: moulded eaves cornice and sprocketed eaves to
South. South side: two, probably C17 windows to right, with Y-tracery
and moulded surrounds; 2-light late C19 windows to left with quatrefoil
tracery, projecting cill, and hoodmould with carved stops; doorway between
first and second windows from left with moulded surround, hoodmould with
carved stops, and 2 boarded doors. North side: small C12 round-arched
window and blocked, probably C17, window above, with 2 re-used carved
corbels as brackets, Chancel: moulded eaves cornice to South, post-
mediaeval diagonal buttresses to East, and parapeted gable end.
South side: two, probably C18 lancets with moulded surrounds flanking
central late C19 doorway with chamfered arch, hoodmould with carved
stops, and boarded door. East end: large uncusped 3-light window.
North sides 2-light window to right with cusped panelled tracery and
blocked door to right with projecting string above. North aisle: dentil
brick eaves cornice and parapeted gable end. East end: restored 2-light
window with cusped Y-tracery, hoodmould, and carved stops. North side
3 partly restored 2-light windows with cusped Y-tracery, hoodmould, and
carved stops. West end: 3 light C19 window with cusped quatrefoil tracery,
and hoodmou1d with carved stops. Interior: North aisle arcade reputed
to have come frow Lilleshall Abbey, but this is unlikely; 4 unequal bays
with octagonal piers, moulded bases and capitals, and double chamfered
arches. Chamfered tower arch with foliated capitals; carved nave corbel
table; 6 bay double hammer beam nave roof of circa 1661 with double
purlins, windbraces, and scrolled brackets, three on the third from last
with carved heads; probably C17 painting on East wall of nave, only 2
outstretched arms remain C19 king post North aisle roof; waggon roofed
chancel. Fittings include: C17 stone font with circular stem and octagonal
bowl; irregular octagonal C17 wooden pulpit with raised and fielded panels;
7 bay C19 chancel screen with tracered square headed divisions, creating,
and rood cross; small C19 North aisle screen; C19 chancel panelling,
reredos, and altar rails. Tablet on North wall of chancel to John Blaremore.
Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire p.2631 Kelly's Directory of Hereford and
Shropshire. 1917, pp.195 . --

Listing NGR: SJ7580212032

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Source: English Heritage

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