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Parish Church of St Mary, Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard

Description: Parish Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 271520

OS Grid Reference: SJ8085112234
OS Grid Coordinates: 380851, 312234
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7074, -2.2848

Location: School Lane, Blymhill, Staffordshire TF11 8LL

Locality: Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8LL

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Listing Text


4/25 Parish Church of St. Mary.


Parish Church. C14, C15, but with much work by G. E. Street of 1856-9 and
minor later alterations. Red sandstone ashlar using white sandstone to all
dressed work; brown tiled roof with verge parapets; West Tower, Nave, North
Aisle under separate roof, North Porch, pent South Aisle, South Vestry and
Chancel. Early C15 Tower of four stages, two stage angle buttresses.
string courses to top stage only with gargoyles at centres; crenellated
parapet and small angle crocketed pinnacles; blocked West door now C19 two
light pointed window, small square lights to third stage and two light pointed
arch bell chamber openings with trefoil heads and louvres between. North
Aisle and porch by Street of three bays divided by buttresses with cusped
gablets. String course at cill level; various window types on North side
2 - 3 - 3 lights in plate, Geometric and 'Y' tracery; rose window to East
and three light pointed to West - the latter with bas relief carved panels
to spandrels of tracery below quatrefoil and leopard gargoyle to right.
North Porch: Pointed arch to inner and outer doors, engaged squat columns
to springing and cusped moulding with ball-flower and label over; quatrefoil
side window. South Aisle and vestry by Street: Angled butrresses to 2 - 1 -
2 - 1 - 2 light windows, of trefoil headed and plate tracery to two lights;
continuous range of three light hipped dormers to pent over of 1876; Arts
and Crafts and not by Street. Vestry gabled with triangular apex window of
trefoil and quatrefoil plate tracery. Elaborate strap hinges to priest's
door below; large carved Lion gargoyle clutching buttresses between Aisle
and Vestry. Chancel: C14, lower than Nave; restored two light windows to
North and South and three light East window, with trefoil headed lights
and quatrefoil and mouchette tracery; gabled dresser tomb engaged to South
with labelled three centred arch to recess and diapered edge to table
top. Interior, Nave: Of three bays, North and South arcades similar, of
which the South is original; octagonal columns, moulded captials to pointed
arches; rendered wall with plain arch to West, remainder of interior and
fittings by Street, including North arcade, pointed, heavily moulded chancel
arch on corbelled stub columns and collar trussed roof with arch braces,
toothed lower faces, cusped windbraces and struts forming trefoils. North
Aisle: Squat engaged marble columns up to springing of rear arch of East
window to Bridgeman Chapel and pointed arch to Chancel, the latter with
heavily undercut stiff leaf capitals on double columns. Chancel: Inlaid
marble floor and similar roof to Nave, but with brattished wallplate,
continued in Vestry. Trefoil headed and marble columned sedilia, piscina
and aumbry; circular font on engaged marble columns and carved spike cover,
octagonal pulpit on similar base, all by Street; part painted timber reredos
arcaded screen of 1876, circular brass communion rail and brass and wrought
iron screen of floral diaper pattern between Chancel and North Aisle; C19
choir stalls with poppy head finial. Painted timber altar with slender
columns at angles, capped by armorials, to Bridgeman Chapel. Glass mid
C19: Aisles by Wailes, Chancel by Hardman and East window by Burlison and
Grylls, C20 East window to North aisle. Monuments: framed bas relief
marble angel to North and German wooden bas relief of Nativity to South
of Chancel; three inscribed oval and circular monuments in marble and stone
1776 - 1849 to Dickenson family, Engraving dated 1797 in Vestry shows
Church before Street's alterations.

Listing NGR: SJ8085112232

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Source: English Heritage

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