Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 10 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 329373
OS Grid Reference: SE9306469225
OS Grid Coordinates: 493064, 469225
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1105, -0.5780
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LUTTONS MAIN STREET
SE 96 NW
13/33 Church of St Mary
Church. 1874-75. By G E Street for Sir Tatton Sykes. Sandstone ashlar on
chamfered plinth. Tile-hung belfry with timbered bell-openings. Tile
roofs. West belfry: 2 1/2-bay aisled nave and south porch; chancel and vestry.
Pointed west window of 4 lights with geometric tracery beneath leaf-stopped
coved hoodmould. Belfry with balustraded bell-openings on all sides,
beneath broach spire with weathercock. Gabled porch on double-chamfered,
roll-moulded plinth. Pointed-arched opening of 3 orders dying into the
sides. Bracketed niche above, containing a sculpted Virgin and Child under
a rib-vaulted, crocketed canopy. West return has traceried round window.
Interior of porch is cross-vaulted in stone, ribs springing from slender
columns with moulded capitals. Similar columns support pointed arch moulded
with fleurons.over cusped south doorway. Cusped and pointed east doorway
gives access to south aisle. East of porch are paired and tripled trefoil-
headed windows on either side of central buttress: second buttress further
west. Pointed 2-light cinquefoil window beneath leaf-stopped hoodmould in
aisle east end. North aisle has 2 groups of trefoil-headed windows and
central buttress. Chancel south wall contains wide, pointed window of 3
stepped lancets with traceried head, and rounded triangular window enclosing
3 trefoils to east. Both windows have leaf-stopped hoodmoulds. Central and
east angle buttresses. On north side, gabled vestry projects, with 2-light
cinquefoil window in gable end. Pointed doorway in west return contains
square-headed door beneath recessed shaped lintel. In chancel wall, pointed
2-light window and stack, rising at rear of vestry. East angle buttress.
Circular traceried east window recessed in moulded pointed arch between
angle buttresses. Moulded sill band encircles church and forms hoodmould
over porch arch. Buttresses are gableted and on chamfered, roll-moulded
bases. Coped gables, and-gable crosses to porch, nave and chancel.
Interior. North and south arcades of pointed arches on cylindrical columns
with moulded capitals and continuous hoodmoulds. Nave windows are deeply-
splayed in broach-stopped, chamfered openings with semicircular heads.
Pointed chancel arch of 3 orders, the outer chamfered, the inner 2 roll-
moulded, on slender round columns with moulded capitals. Vaulted chancel on
2 bays of pointed arches on slender rounded columns with moulded capitals.
Arches are of 2 orders, the inner roll-moulded with fillets, the outer
chamfered with nailhead moulding. On the south side, sedilia, aumbry and
piscina are grouped beneath cusped, pointed arches on detached columns with
continuous gabled hoodmould. Pairs of similar blind arches flank altar.
Richly painted and carved timber altar with painted triptych reredos
depicting The Crucifixion with a pendant Deposition, by Burlison and Grylls.
Stone pulpit and octagonal font with carved, traceried sides. Metalwork
includes iron and brass chancel screen; lamp brackets, some with brass oil
lamps, in aisles and chancel; wrought-iron door furniture and hinges.
Stained glass by Burlison and Grylls, especially notable being the west
"Tree of Jesse" window. Roofs. 2 arched-braced king-strut trusses in nave,
with moulded struts and tie-beams; third, corbelled queen-post truss at west
end, with cusped and pierced spandrels. Aisle roofs are pent. Roof
patterned with attached painted metal suns and stars. Vestry: one order of
a Norman arch with lobed mouldings and central corbel head is reset over the
outside doorway. Tunnel-vaulted roof, similarly decorated to nave.
Listing NGR: SE9306469225
Source: English Heritage
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