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Church of St Mary, Kington

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 385797

OS Grid Reference: SO2913556762
OS Grid Coordinates: 329135, 256762
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2045, -3.0384

Location: Montfort Road, Kington, County of Herefordshire HR5 3AR

Locality: Kington
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR5 3AR

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There is also a scheduled monument, Mound 150yds (140m) N of church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


643-1/1/37 (North West side)
08/10/53 Church of St Mary


Parish church. c1300, much altered. Sandstone rubble; plain
tile roof with shingles to spire. Nave, north and south aisles
(c1300), chancel (rebuilt early C14), Decorated south chapel
(c1320), south porch (early C14), tower, with double-broach
spire (rebuilt 1794); outer north aisle (c1874). Nave (rebuilt
early C14 with added aisle): arcades of 5 bays with octagonal
piers and double-chamfered arches. 1 original lancet survives
in south wall; C13 window reset in north wall of outer aisle.
Chancel has group of 3 stepped lancets to east and 6 smaller
lancets to north. INTERIOR: round arch with roll-moulding from
tower to south aisle; Norman circular font with rope-moulding
and incised zig-zag. Monuments: Thomas Vaughan, d.1469 and
wife Elena: alabaster effigies on tomb-chest with 10 by 4
alabaster angels (front and foot end) upright and holding
shields; William Matthews, d.1688: tablet with columns and, at
top, 2 standing putti; C18 and C19 commemorative tablets.
(RCHME: Herefordshire: 89).

Listing NGR: SO2913456764

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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