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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285002
OS Grid Reference: TM2769136991
OS Grid Coordinates: 627691, 236991
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9847, 1.3145
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TM 23 NE TRIMLEY ST MARY HIGH ROAD (NE side)
2/21 Church of St. Mary
Parish Church early C14. Tower rebuilt c.1430-50 and south porch probably of
same date. Nave and chancel heavily restored in mid C19 when the vestry was
built. Septaria repaired with red brick and rendered, plain tile roofs. Tower
originally 3 stage; upper stage rebuilt in 1960 and rendered; the original C14
west doorway has square hood mould with frieze of shields above also C14; in
the spandrels are shields bearing arms of Sir William de riernon, Cavendish and
Chawdrey. Late C19 window above west door in perpendicular style. North
doorway C14 is flanked by corbel heads with head at apex of ogee arch. The
tower has diagonal buttresses. The C15 south porch has original perpendicular
lateral windows. Good interior: C13 chancel and C15 tower arches. Chancel
arch has moulded shafts and hood moulds with mortice holes for the former rood
screen. There is a blocked upper entrance to the rood loft stairs marked by
the arch in the north wall. C15 piscina in south wall of the sanctuary. Near
the south door is a C15 bench with carved poppy heads; a similar bench has been
made into a litary desk and stands under the tower. In vestry C17 Holy Table.
The church is said to have been founded in the C13 by Thomas de Brotherton, son
of Edward I.
Listing NGR: TM2769136991
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Source: English Heritage
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