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Church of St Mary, Everton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 38386

OS Grid Reference: TL2032751294
OS Grid Coordinates: 520327, 251294
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1468, -0.2429

Location: Church Lane, Everton, Central Bedfordshire SG19 2JZ

Locality: Everton
County: Central Bedfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG19 2JZ

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Listing Text

EVERTON CHURCH ROAD
TL 2051
11/17 Church of St Mary
- I
Parish church. Mid C12, late C14 or C15. Coursed ironstone and cobblestones.
Ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W
tower. Chancel: C12. C19 E window gable above it rebuilt. N and S walls
each have 2 plain round-arches lights with small outer reveals. At W end N
and S elevations have C15 2-light windows. C15 chancel arch. Nave: C12. 3-
bay round-arched arcades to both sides, with round shafts and scalloped
capitals. N arcade is slightly earlier. C15 clerestory and 3 quatrefoil
windows to N side and 3 square-headed windows to S, one of 2 lights, others
C16 and of 4 lights. N aisle: C12 W wall has reset round-headed light. E
wall has C16 2-light square-headed window N wall has 2 3-light windows, one
C16, other C19. These flank N doorway, with C12 internal arch and C15
external arch reworked C19. S aisle: C12 2-light E window is C15. 3-light S
windows are C19. C12 S doorway has scalloped capitals. C12 window reset in
rebuilt W wall. S porch: C15. Square-headed 2-light windows to N and S.
Pointed archway. Plain parapets to nave, aisles and porch. W tower: C15.
Formerly 4 stages, now only 3 since removal of bell-stage. Late C19 or early
C20 embattled parapet with corner finials. Ground stage has C19 3-light W
window. Interior: woodwork mostly C19, although nave roof appears to reuse
earlier timbers. C15 stone corbels to nave roof. Some Cl7 corbels with egg-
and-dart moulding. C19 octagonal font on squat columns. Nave has wall
monument to Sir Humphrey Winch, 1624. Alabaster and polychrome marble, partly
painted. Half figure in judge's robes within round arch. Chancel has marble
wall monument to Richard Astell, 1777, showing urn in front of obelisk, as
well as other late C18 and C19 marble wall tablets to Astell and Thornton
families.


Listing NGR: TL2032751294

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Source: English Heritage

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