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Church of St Mary, Pontesbury

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 259488

OS Grid Reference: SJ3987403576
OS Grid Coordinates: 339874, 303576
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6266, -2.8897

Location: Pontesbury, Shropshire SY5 0TP

Locality: Pontesbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0TP

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Listing Text


7/185 Church of St Mary

Parochial chapel, now parish church. C12 fabric, restored and partly re-
built c.1864. Uncoursed limestone and quartzite rubble with limestone and
sandstone ashlar dressings, machine tile roof. Nave and chancel in one
with bellcote at west end and lean-to vestry (former north chancel chapel)
at north-east corner. One 3-light late C16 mullion window to south wall
of chancel; remainder alI c.1864, paired cusped lancets with quatrefoils
above to east of north and south doorways and one single light to west on
north, east and west windows of 3 stepped lights also with cusped heads;
C12 south doorway with plain recessed arch and tympanum, north doorway
similar but narrower, both restored; Gothic-style bellcote at west end
has 2 cusped lancet openings; prominent stepped buttresses at south-east
and south-west corners probably C17 (date 1648 on latter). Interior:
late C19 arch-braced roof in 5 bays; most of other fittings and furnishings
also date to 1864 restoration, although some late C17 panelling was re-used
in nave at this time, stained glass in east and west windows of 1868 and
1883 respectively; C12 font with incised rim moulding is said to have
been re-cut in 1766 and placed on its present pedestal in 1864; a board
commemorating benefactions to the poor of the parish hangs in the vestry,
no monuments of note. Formerly a chapelry of Worthen, Habberley probably
became an independent parish during C12. V.C.H. VIII (1968), Pp.243-44;
Cranage, Churches of Shropshire, Part 6 (1903), Pp.528-9.

Listing NGR: SJ3987403576

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Source: English Heritage

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