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Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332953
OS Grid Reference: NZ4955303024
OS Grid Coordinates: 449553, 503024
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4203, -1.2378
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NZ 40 SE
(west side, off)
9/29 Church of St Mary
Parish church. 1874-5 by Falkenbridge, on medieval site; chancel extended 1911
by Temple Moore. Coursed, tooled squared sandstone, the older part on rock-
faced plinth with sloped top, the east end on an undercroft. Nave roof purple
slate with tile ridge, stone copings, bellcote and finial; chancel roof clay
tiles above 4 courses of flagstones at eaves. Nave, chancel, south porch and
north vestry. Lancet style. 3-bay nave; chancel 2 and 2 bays. Gabled porch
has sloped angle buttresses; moulded 2-centred arch to boarded door with long
hinges. Trefoils in side walls. Sloped buttress bay divisions in nave, divid-
ing the 2 periods of chancel and at east end. Single lancets except for 3
staffed lancets in west and east ends, the latter cusped. West end also has
single lancet in gable peak under corbelling-out of bellcote. Undercroft has
small studded east door, with good iron handle and hinges, under shouldered
lintel; flanking small windows and vent slits below, all chamfered. Vents also
below main windows, at sides under eaves and in gable peak under wheel cross
finial. In north chancel wall a 2-light square-headed Perpendicular window with
cusped lights. Vestry has lancets at different levels and a basement door like
that of undercroft; also a battlemented gabled chimney. Interior: doorway from
porch (recent, but inside it is a nearly-complete reset C12 arch with roll,
hollow and chevron mouldings in frame of St Andrew's crosses). Bare stone
walls. Straight-braced collar-beam nave roof with cusping to spandrels; ribbed
barrelled roof in both parts of chancel. 2-bay transitional-style arcade to
vestry. Some medieval masonry in south wall and a little re-used in north
wall. Chancel arch wide and pointed with a few C12 chevron-moulded voussoirs
inserted. Font formed from medieval column with spurred base. Chancel and
south nave glass by Kempe. Good woodwork throughout: pews, choir benches,
clergy seats, choir screen and pulpit.
Listing NGR: NZ4955303024
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Source: English Heritage
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