Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 14 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 400314
OS Grid Reference: SO8992867871
OS Grid Coordinates: 389928, 267871
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3089, -2.1491
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ELMBRIDGE CP ELMBRIDGE
SO 86 NE
5/34 Church of St Mary
Former chapel, now parish church. Rebuilt 1872, embodying C12 fragments.
Ashlar, tile roof. Continuous nave and chancel, north aisle to both,
bellcote to west end of nave. Chancel/nave: four bays, three lancets, south
door in west bay with reset C12 door in gabled projection; three orders,
outer two enriched, engaged shafts to responds; west end: three stepped
lancets, double opening bellcote above with two bells; east end: three
trefoiled lights under 2-centred head. North aisle: four bays, 2:1:1:2
lancets, with stepped buttresses between, west end a single lancet, pair
to east. Interior: three-bay arcade with segmental arches on two C12 columns
with simple capitals, east respond also C12. Main vessel and aisle each have
a four-bay roof. Fittings: east end of aisle, C17 altar rail with pierced
splat balusters removed from Purshall Hall (qv) in the 1940s, with contemporary
communion table. Wall tablet on north wall of aisle to Edmund Purshall, died
1650, and others, topped by armorial cartouche: "Being the first that was
interred in the Church (at least for many Ages)". Elmbridge was a chapelry
of Dodderhill until 1877. (VCH 3, pp 63 & 67).
Listing NGR: SO8992867871
Source: English Heritage
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