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Description: Church of Saint Mary Including Beauchamp Chapel
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 307351
OS Grid Reference: SP2819964982
OS Grid Coordinates: 428199, 264982
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2823, -1.5881
There is also a scheduled monument, Site of St Mary's College, 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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811/1/298 CHURCH OF SAINT MARY INCLUDING BEAUCHA
10-JAN-53 MP CHAPEL
Tower can be seen for many miles and is of high value in association with
Northgate Street, also with Church Street, The Court House and adjoining
buildings. Nave, transepts and tower rebuilt by Sir William Wilson in
1697-1704 after destruction in the great fire of 1694. Design supervised
and perhaps modified by Sir Christopher Wren (see Wren Society's Transactions,
Vol X). This curious and interesting building retains much of the Gothic
spirit although details and mouldings are Renaissance in character. Late
C14 chancel. Norman crypt. Interior contains C18 organ case by Swarbrick
and various effigies.
The Beauchamp Chapel (Lady Chapel to south of Chancel) is a very fine example
of the Perpendicular style, built 1442-63 to contain the wellknown tomb
and bronze effigy of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick (died 1439).
Further interesting features of the interior include, fan vaulting, richly
carved stone figures etc at east end, wall painting (Last Judgement) at
west end, C15 stained glass and other tombs of the Dudley family. VCH,
viii, pp 524-9.
Listing NGR: SP2819964980
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Source: English Heritage
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