Description: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 23 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 305537
OS Grid Reference: SP0743163469
OS Grid Coordinates: 407431, 263469
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2693, -1.8925
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STUDLEY ALCESTER ROAD
SP06SE (East side)
4/190 Roman Catholic Church of St.
Roman Catholic Church. 1853. Designed by Joseph Hansom. Regular coursed lias
with moulded limestone cornice and dressings. Old tile roofs with moulded stone
coped gables and kneelers. Nave, chancel and south porch. Gothic Revival style.
4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. 2-storey porch has angle buttresses flush with front
wall. Arched doorway of 2 chamfered orders with hood mould. 2-light window
above. Moulded south doorway inside has hood mould with head stops and plank
door. Chancel has diagonal buttresses and 2 buttresses to north side, 3-light
east window. All other windows of 2 lights. Plate tracery with quatrefoils
throughout. Nave has buttresses and diagonal buttresses. North side has
protecting gabled north-west bay. 2-light window with transom and shouldered
lower lights. West front has trim 2-light windows with hood moulds, and lancets
below. Central buttress against canted sides of stair turret. Gable has moulded
trefoil window. Bellcote with altered top; bell removed. On south side is a
single storey link to the Presbytery. 2 small casements. Interior: chancel has
piscina recess, with shelf in place of basin. Painted and stencilled panelled
wagon roof. Richly carved Decorated style stone altar with arched niches,
statues and ogee canopies. 2 carved reliefs. Carved stone altar. Chancel arch of
2 chamfered orders without imposts. Hood mould with foliage stops. Elaborate
image niche to each side with richly carved ogee canopies and angel corbels,
with statues, of the Virgin and Child to left and St. Joseph to right. Nave has
panelled west gallery. Late C20 glazed screens below. Arched scissor braced
roof, supported on painted colonnettes and corbels. Small side chapel below
gallery. Shouldered doorway to stair turret with winder stairs. Fittings: altar
of 4 Early English style stone shafts. Original pews. Stained glassy East window
1860 by Hardman. Forms part of a group with attached Presbytery (q.v).
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.423).
Listing NGR: SP0743163469
Source: English Heritage
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