History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0419 / 52°2'30"N

Longitude: -0.1539 / 0°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 526710

OS Northings: 239779

OS Grid: TL267397

Mapcode National: GBR J66.XKR

Mapcode Global: VHGN8.8YZ1

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162177

Location: Ashwell, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ashwell

Built-Up Area: Ashwell

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ashwell

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Find accommodation in
Ashwell

Listing Text

TL 2639 ASHWELL MILL STREET
(East side)
Ashwell

8/46 Church of
27.5.68 St. Mary

GV I

Parish Church. C14 (completed 1381). C15 N porch and aisle windows.
Large building with exceptionally big W tower. Clunch. Flint rubble.
Some red brick. Low pitched slate roofs behind parapets. 4-stage W tower
has deeply projecting stepped angle buttresses. Leaded spike with
crenellated octagonal base. Lowest stage has 4-light Decorated-style
traceried window; belfry stage has paired pointed arches with traceried
panels. N and S aisles have 3-light traceried windows; hood moulds;
cinquefoiled lights. Chancel with 3-light restored C14 windows. N porch
is single storey. Original door arch and windows. 2-storey S porch has
C19 restored gabled front. Lierne vault with naturalistic foliage
bosses. Internally, the nave is 5 bays. Composite piers illustrating
stylistic progression: E 3 with rounded piers, W 2 with canted piers.
Tall W arch with canted piers; walls either side with 2 tall traceried
panels. C15 aisle roofs, the N one largely restored. Chancel has good
mid-C14 sedilia: 4 cinquefoiled arches with crocketed ogee gables.
Fittings: hexagonal wooden pulpit dated 1627; C15 traceried wooden
screen to Lady Chapel in E bay of S aisle; C19 replica font on early
octagonal base; C15 benches near Chancel. On N wall of W tower are
remarkable C14 graffiti: an inscription recording survival of citizens
of Ashwell during great plague and a drawing of Old St. Paul's
Cathedral, London. (Pevsner (1977)).


Listing NGR: TL2671039779

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.