Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 13 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 305869
OS Grid Reference: SP2588145615
OS Grid Coordinates: 425881, 245615
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1083, -1.6235
There is also a scheduled monument, Motte Castle, 110m North West of St Mary's Church, 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.
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HALFORD QUEEN'S STREET
SP2545 (West side)
6/106 Church of St. Mary
13/10/66 (Formerly listed as Parish
Church of St. Mary)
Church. C12 and C13, much restored in 1862 and 1883. Regular coursed ironstone
rubble. Steeply pitched tile roof. Stone coped gables. Ironstone quoins. Nave,
chancel, south aisle, south-west tower. Chancel. Renewed 2-light lancets to
north and south, renewed 3-light east window with cusped heads and quatrefoils.
Nave. An unusual 3-light lancet to north in sandstone with repairs in limestone.
C19 hood mould and label stop. Small Romanesque window with renewed stonework.
Decorated west window of 3 lights with cusped heads and hood mould. North
doorway. Romanesque. Tympanum shows one of the earlierst known examples of a
half-length figure. Gabled porch with round headed entrances. South aisle.
Romanesque south doorway badly weathered. C20 plank door. To right a 3-light
Decorated window with hood mould and label stops. Similar east window.
South-west tower: 3 stages. Lancets to ground and first floors. Pairs of lancets
to bell-stage. Embattled parapet with finials. Interior: Romanesque chancel arch
with C12 niche to right. Chancel has C19 roof supported on foliated corbels.
Squint in west wall. Renewed 3-bay south arcade. C14 octagonal stone font with
carved oak cover. Monuments in chancel to Francis wife of George Granger d.
April 14, 1674, and Mary and Anthony Apperley d.1783 and 1799. Marble wall
tablet in nave to Mary Plumb d. 1763. Romanesque north doorway noted as the
finest in the county.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.303).
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol. V, 1949, pp90-92).
Listing NGR: SP2588145615
Source: English Heritage
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