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Church of St Mary, Hampton Lovett

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 400567

OS Grid Reference: SO8890465595
OS Grid Coordinates: 388904, 265595
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2884, -2.1641

Location: The Forest, Hampton Lovett, Worcestershire WR9 0LU

Locality: Hampton Lovett
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR9 0LU

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Listing Text

SO 86 NE
5/58 Church of St Mary


- I

Parish church. Early C12 with C14 to C16 alterations and additions;
restoration of 1858-9. Sandstone ashlar, tile roof. C12 nave, C16 south
porch with tower over, C14 chancel, north (St Anne's) chapel built c1474,
rebuilt 1561 for the Pakingtons. Tower and porch: four stages, crenellated
parapet, diagonal buttresses; belfry (top) stage: 2-light windows with
quatrefoil over, first and second have square headed windows; ground floor:
porch has outer doorway with double chamfered 2-centred head, inner doorway
of two moulded continuous orders. Nave: two bays; south wall: west bay
occupied by porch and tower, east bay has late C14 window of two lights
under 2-centred head; west wall rebuilt 1858-9, jambs of window reset,
tracery restored in C14 style, three lights; north wall: 2-light late C14
window to west, roughly central, a blocked C12 north door with semi-circular
head and shafts with cushion capitals; set in jambs continued up to eaves as
pilaster buttresses; east bay occupied by north chapel: almost entirely of
1561, with north vestry of 1858-9 flanked by two reset windows of c1414, of
2 and 3 cinquefoil headed lights under square heads; east window of 1561 with
five Tudor arched lights under a square head. Chancel: angle buttresses, south
wall partially C12, of two bays, two early C15 two-light windows under square
heads, blodked priests door between them; east window: late C14 with three
trefoil headed lights. Interior: chancel arch of early C14, 2-centred with
two orders continuous down jambs; 2-centred arch from nave to north chapel
of 1858-9; early C15 arch betwen chancel and north chapel, 4-centred head
of two orders; piscina in south wall of chancel with trefoil head. Roofs:
nave: C16 restored 1858-9, four bays with moulded cambered tie-beams, two
queen struts (no collar) and moulded purlins; an earlier, crenellated, beam
is embedded in the wall above the chancel arch; chancel: four bay wooden
barrel vault of 1858-9; north chapel: five bay arch braced collar roof of 1858-9.
Fittings: chancel: chest tomb of Sir John Pakington, died 1551, set in north
wall, with much restored canopy above; nave: wall memorial to Henry Hammond,
died 1660, framed by Corinthian columns, armorial bearing above, signed by
Joshua Marshall of London; north chapel: memorial to Sir John Pakington,
reclining effigy on chest tomb with wall tablet behind, signed by J Rose
of London. Glass: some fragments of armorial glass of 1561 in north window
of nave; chancel east window by John Hardman. Font: C19 octagonal bowl on
C14 moulded octagonal base. (VCH 3, pp 156-7; BoE, p 183).

Listing NGR: SO8890465593

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Source: English Heritage

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