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Church of St Mary, Rolleston on Dove

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 March 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 273641

OS Grid Reference: SK2356427718
OS Grid Coordinates: 423564, 327718
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8465, -1.6516

Location: Burnside, Rolleston, Staffordshire DE13 9BE

Locality: Rolleston on Dove
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 9BE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Anglo-Scandinavian Cross, St Mary's Churchyard, 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.

Explore more of the area around Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SK 22 NW
11/62 Church of St Mary

Parish church. C12 and C13 with later alterations, including a restoration
of 1892 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Sandstone, mainly ashlar; C12 work is
finely coursed and dressed; red tiled roof to nave and chancel and lead
flat roofs to aisles behind parapets. Tower (with spire), nave, aisles set
eastwards, well down line of nave, and chancel. Tower: of 3 stages with
strings at stages, angle buttresses of 3 stages, gabletted to bottom stage;
crenellated parapet (gargoyles at angles) and stone spire of 1892. Deeply-
set labelled pointed bell chamber openings; Y-tracery and louvres, similar
but narrower west window. Nave: south side: 2 bays exposed, divided by
2-stage buttresses; 3-light pointed Decorated window to right with reticulated
tracery; slight break to left with round-arched C12 doorway; 3 Decorated
bands, roll and zig-zag; later extrados band, double pilasters with scalloped
capitals, boarded doors. North side of nave has one bay exposed with unusual
window of C17 appearance; 3 trefoil-headed lights and criss-cross panel over
with trefoils within panels under flat head. South aisle: of 1892. Three
bays divided by 2-stage buttresses, larger bay to east, labelled 2-light
pointed reticulated tracery windows to all but east bay containing a small
pointed Priest's door. North aisle: of 4 bays divided by 2-stage buttresses.
Inner windows small C19 pointed with 2 lights, 3-light pointed to right,
3-light to east end with geometric tracery. Pent porch to north-west side
of aisle, small 2-light pointed windows to sides and labelled pointed arch
to boarded door. Chancel: longer than nave and part-screened by aisles of
approximately 2 bays; 3-light pointed east windows, 3-light cinquefoil-
headed window to north. Interior: 2-bay nave. Arcades both sides pointed,
on octagonal columns,; tower (very low-set) and chancel arches simple,
pointed; nave roof of 4 bays; collar and arch braces with cusped screens;
curved windbraces to purlin and ridge; 2-bay scissor truss to chancel;
cambered tie to north aisle. Pulpits: octagonal, fretted oak on base stone
and C19-octagonal stone pulpit with quatrefoil panelled sides at west end.
Font: octagonal stone with boarded and close to rim. Wooden screen to
tower. Stained glass in chancel by Kempe. Monuments: Bishop Sherburne
of Chichester of 1536: recumbent figure reset in north wall of chancel,
torso divided by cartouche block; sanctuary: Thomas Caldwell, died 1554,
circa 1600 stone kneeling figures of lady and gentleman flank central
figure, all within corbelled portico, decorated frieze to niche in centre,
coat-of-arms, cartouche and arrow at base; south aisle: Sir Edward
Mosley, died 1638, aedicular, stone; 4 black columns around reclining
figure on chest support frieze canopy with coat-of-arms and cartouche to
centre flanked by figures; obelisks at angles and strapwork in low relief
to back-panel; ceiling of canopy in embossed fleurons; Wilman memorial
1692: architraves and coat-of-arms in cartouche apron below; south aisle:
plaques to Oswald Mosley 1789; John Peploe Mosley, 1834; Sir Oswald
Mosley, 1871 (Gothic); Sir Thos Mosley 1890 (Gothic); Sir Oswald Mosley,
1915 (Neo-Classical). There is also an inscribed plaque of a knight and
lady set into the north side of the arch into the vestry.

Listing NGR: SK2356927718

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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