Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 22 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 309303
OS Grid Reference: SK2791907468
OS Grid Coordinates: 427919, 307468
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6642, -1.5886
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NEWTON REGIS MAIN ROAD
SK2ONE (South side)
2/68 Church of St Mary
Church, Early C13 and mid C14. C14 tower; late C13/early C14 chancel; nave
rebuilt, chancel remodelled and spire added mid C14 Late C14 chancel and C15
nave. Clerestorys restored 1905 and 1908 Sandstone ashlar. Roofs hidden by
parapets with moulded cornices. Chancel, nave, west tower, south porch. 2-bay
chancel, 3-bay nave. Chancel has splay plinth, Low but deep diagonal buttresses
of 2 offsets. 5-light east window has late C13 cusped intersecting tracery with
sill course. Shallow-pitched gable. Simple chamfered south doorway has plank
door. Blocked segientai-arched doorway. Blocked low-side window. Round-arched
double-chamfered 2-light window has Decorated tracery and deep splayed sill.
Clerestory above original moulded cornice has straight-headed windows of 2
trefoiled lights to north and south. North side has buttress of 2 offsets.
Windows have Y-tracery and deep splay sills, Eastern window has segmental arch;
longer western window is blacked up and plastered, and has simple western arch.
C18 fluted lead rainwater head. South parch has buttresses of 2 offsets flush
with front and against nave wall. Doorway has arch of 2 chamfered orders with
single deep splay jambs. Parapet and central gable. Return sides have 2-light
cavetto-moulded mullion windows. Interior has pointed tunnel vault with
transverse ribs. Simple moulded ogee south doorway with round-arched plank: door
3-light eastern window has reticulated tracery; 2-light western window has
flowing tracery. Clerestory of 3-light and 2-light Perpendicular windows.
Embattled parapet. North side has large east and central buttresses of 3
offsets. Bricked-up chamfered ogee doorway, Windows are similar to south side;
western clerestory window has ogee arch. Some renewed tracery. Tower of 3 low
stages with moulded string courses. Diagonal buttresses of 2 offsets have
crocheted giblets. North-east buttress has squint to nave. First stage has C18
stepped battering to west. Small basket arch west window set in recess. Second
stage has boarded-up slit lancet window and clock face. Third stage has
chamfered 2-light bell-chamber openings with simple reticulated tracery.
Embattled parapet. Octagonal spire has string course and 2 tiers of 2-light
lucarnes, the lower tier with ogee gables. North side has a lancet to the first
stage, Interior: chancel has cinquefoiled piscina. Eastern sepulchre recess has
moulded arch. Chancel and nave have partly C15 Perpendicular roofs with moulded
purlins and tie beams, and renewed rafters; chancel has renewed purlins, Chancel
arch of 2 segmental pointed orders without imposts. Tower arch of one stepped
End one chamfered order. Fittings: C18 fielded panelled pulpit. C18/early C19
Commandment board. C19 octagonal font. Stained glass: some medieval fragments.
Monuments: early C14 coffin lid in chancel has elaborate shallow relief carving
with effigy of a priest, attributes, 2 kneelinq acolytes, 2 angels and elaborate
canopy. Chancel: Reverend John Guest. Late Cl7 wall monument with columns and
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: pp362-363; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol lV,
Listing NGR: SK2791907468
Source: English Heritage
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