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Description: Church of the Assumption of Our Lady
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307876
OS Grid Reference: SP3123170211
OS Grid Coordinates: 431231, 270211
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3291, -1.5431
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ASHOW Main Street
Church of The Assumption
11.4.67 of Our Lady
Parish church. Consists of an early C12 chancel and nave, and a mid-C15 west
tower. Perpendicular tower of red sandstone ashlar rises in three stages to a
battlemented parapet. Four-stage angle buttresses and similar buttresses at
right angles which butt onto west wall of nave. West door has pointed arch.
Above is a two-light pointed window with cinquefoil tracery and above a similar
style belfry window. North wall of nave is built of red sandstone in coursed
rubble with ashlar dressings. Two small C12 round-headed windows and in the
centre of the wall are two blocked doorways, one late C12 with segmental head,
other is C13 with two-centred arch and foliated capitals. South wall of nave
entirely rebuilt in sandstone ashlar in late C18. In it there are two 2-light
windows with four-centred heads and plain tracery. Also a central door with
three-centred arch. North wall of chancel is of coursed sandstone rubble and
has one round-headed window similar to those in nave wall. East gable wall is
of ashlar refaced in C15 when three-light pointed window with cinquefoil
tracery inserted. South wall of chancel has square-headed late C16 two-light
window. Nave and chancel have steeply pitched plain tile roofs with gabled
ends. Interior: rendered. In the chancel there is an early C12 wall arcade on
both sides, of four semi-circular arches supported on corbels. Nave roof is
C16 - tie beam trusses with angle struts, each tie beam adorned with a boss at
base of king posts. Chancel roof is of tie beam trusses with queen posts.
Lofty tower arch of two splayed orders. Box pews, octagonal pulpit, reading
desk, chancel dado, altar table, all of late C18 date in oak. On south wall of
nave above entrance is a painted coat of arms of George III. Late C19 gothic
font. Behind altar a c.1550 Flemish drafter.
Listing NGR: SP3123370212
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Source: English Heritage
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