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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Lapworth

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 308285

OS Grid Reference: SP1630971096
OS Grid Coordinates: 416309, 271096
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3377, -1.7620

Locality: Lapworth
Local Authority: Warwick District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B94 5NX

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Listing Text

SP17SE (East side)
1/23 Church of Saint Mary-the-
11/04/67 Virgin
(Formerly listed as Church of
Saint Mary)
Church. C12 nave; early C13 north aisle and chancel; north chantry chapel c.1250
partly rebuilt C15; late C13 south aisle, rebuilt c.146O; late C14 tower; west
chantry chapel c.1450; nave clerestory c.1460. Random coursed squared stone; old
plain-tile roof to chancel; copper sheet roof to west chantry chapel; roof of
aisles and nave not visible. 2-bay chancel, 4-bay aisled nave, north and west
chantry chapels and north tower. C19 porch to left of centre of south aisle
with stone plinth and timber-framing. 2-centre arched doorway with hood mould,
C19 plank door with decorative iron hinges. 2-light Perpendicular tracery
windows to left, right of centre, and to right with decorative carved hood
moulds and end stops. 3-light Perpendicular tracery window with decorative
carved hood moulds and end stops to east end of south aisle. Y-tracery window to
west end of south aisle. Battlemented parapet with finials to south aisle.
3-light stone mullion windows with ousped lights, hood moulds and carved end stops to
clerestory. Blocked 2-centre arched doorway to centre of chancel. C19
three-light early-English tracery windows to left and right of chancel. 3-light
Intersecting-tracery window to east end of chancel. North side: lancet with
trefoil head to left of chancel. Y-tracery window to end of north chantry
chapel. 4-centre arched blocked doorway to right of centre of north aisle,
having cusped spandrels and hood mould. 2-light Perpendicular tracery windows
above doorway, and to left of centre. Battlemented parapet with finials to north
aisle, 3-light stone mullion windows with cusped lights, hood moulds and carved end
stops to clerestory. 3-light Perpendicular tracery window to west end of north
aisle. 5-light Perpendicular tracery window to west end of nave, above west
chantry chapel. Lancet to left of west end of nave. West chantry chapel has 2
plank doors to 4 centred arched doorways to passageway. Passageway has remains of
stone vaulting. 3-light stone mullion windows with cusped lights to north and
south sides of chantry chapel. 3-light Perpendicular-tracery window to west end
of chantry chapel. Finials to roof of chantry chapel. Battlemented parapet with
stone finials to nave. North tower: 3 stages with spire. Stone mullion and
transom windows with Reticulated head to all sides of first stage. Lancet to
east and west sides of second stage. 2-light Reticulated tracery louvred
openings to each side of third stage of tower, battlemented parapet. Recessed
octagonal spire. Interiorior: C19 two-bay panelled roof to chancel. C19 reredos,
sedilia, altar rail and choir stalls to chancel. Romanesque round arch on
half-columns to north chantry chapel. 2-bay C20 arch-braced collar truss roof to
north chantry chapel. Segmental pointed arch to altar recess. Reset medieval
image brackets to left of altar arch. Fragments of medieval wall painting.
Memorial panel by Eric Gill. C19 chancel screen to 2-centre chancel arch. Nave:
4-bay Perpendicular roof with moulded ribs, purlins and rafters, supported on
carved stone corbels. Clerestory windows have internal hood moulds with carved
end stops. North arcade of four 2-centre arches on round piers. South arcade of
four 2-centre arches on alternate octagonal and round piers. Octagonal medieval
stone font on octagonal stepped base with octagonal basin on carved corbels.
West chantry chapel approached by C20 wood stairs. C19 roof to chapel. Water
stoop to left of archway from church. History: the north chantry chapel was
partly rebuilt C15 by theCatesby family.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: 1966, pp331-332; E. Fenwick: St.
Mary-the-Virgin, Lapworth, guide book, 1968)
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Listing NGR: SP1631071098

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Source: English Heritage

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