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Church of St Mary, Myddle and Broughton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260000

OS Grid Reference: SJ5045023444
OS Grid Coordinates: 350450, 323444
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8063, -2.7365

Location: 4 Church Road, Myddle, Shropshire SY4 3ET

Locality: Myddle and Broughton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 3ET

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

16/7 Church of Saint Mary
- II

Parish church. 1858. Dressed grey sandstone with slate roof. 6-bay
nave and chancel in one with western bellcote and vestry to north.
Early Decorated style. Chamfered plinth, buttresses with chamfered
offsets, and parapeted gable ends with moulded kneelers and wrought-
iron crosses at apexes. Square bellcote with battered lead-sheathed
lower section, 3 x 3 trefoil-headed openings, and steep pyramidal slate
(some in fishscale pattern) cap with sprocketed eaves. Chamfered trefoil-
headed lancets to north and south, those in eastern bay taller with
trefoil above; south doorway in second bay from east consisting of
moulded arch dying into chamfered reveals with broach stops, hoodmould
with carved stops, and boarded door with strap hinges. West end: tall
central buttress with chamfered offsets and flanking trefoil-headed
chamfered lancets linked by continuous cill string and hoodmould, both
with carved stops. East end: east window with 3 trefoil-headed lights
(centre ogee), cusped circles in tracery, chamfered reveals, and hoodmould
with carved stops; cill string, dropping at sides of window, returning
along the north and south walls, and ending in the second bay from
east with carved stops; small cusped opening in apex of gable above
window. Small north vestry in second bay from east with chamfered
plinth, hipped slate roof with wrought-iron finial, and external stone
stack to west with chamfered offsets and chamfered cap. Window to
front with 2 chamfered trefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil plate tracery;
doorway in left-hand return front with moulded arch, chamfered reveals
with broach stops, and boarded door with strap hinges. Interior: trussed
rafter roof with chamfered arch-braced collars at each end. Vestry
doorway with moulded arch, chamfered reveals with broach stops,
and boarded door with strap hinges. Fittings include: late C19 or
early C20 reredos, sanctuary wainscot panelling, lectern, pews and
stone tub font. Early to mid-C18 communion rails [probably reused
from the old church of St. Mary (q.v.)] with turned balusters, moulded
rail and central gate. There is a watercolour of the old church of
St. Mary and its churchyard before 1858 and an oil painting of the
ruins. This church replaced the old church of St. Mary (q.v.) which
subsequently fell into ruin. D.H.S. Cranage, An Architectural account
of the churches of Shropshire, Shrewsbury churches, pp.852-3; B.O.E.,

Listing NGR: SJ5045023444

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Source: English Heritage

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