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Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Hulcote and Salford, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0424 / 52°2'32"N

Longitude: -0.6368 / 0°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 493592

OS Northings: 239099

OS Grid: SP935390

Mapcode National: GBR F1L.V4P

Mapcode Global: VHFQJ.XX6N

Entry Name: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38313

Location: Hulcote and Salford, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Hulcote and Salford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hulcote with Salford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

HULCOTE AND SALFORD CRANFIELD ROAD
SP 9339
(Salford)
9/16 Church of Saint Mary
23.1.61 the Virgin
GV I

Parish church. Substantially C13, with various later details, and reworkings,
of 1867 by William White. Coursed rubble, a mixture of limestone and
ironstone with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs with stone coped gables.
Chancel, N vestry, nave, S aisle, N porch. Chancel: E wall apparently
reworked C19 but retaining C14 3-light pointed-arched window. S elevation has
small early C13 pointed doorway and pointed-arched 2-light window similar to E
one. N elevation has low side window of similar date to E one. Pointed
chancel arch, late C13. N vestry: C19 gabled block with 3-light pointed-
arched window. Nave: N window. Nave: late C13. 4-bay S arcade, with curious
capitals cut in so as to be narrower than supporting piers. N elevation has 2
pointed-arched windows, E one of 2 cusped lights, other of 3 uncusped lancets.
Pointed-arched N doorway. W gable has pointed-arched window containing 3
lancets surmounted by 3 circles all uncusped. Gable is surmounted by C19 bell-
cote of heavy curved timbers surmounted by spirelet. Replaces an earlier
tower. S aisle: late C13. S elevation has small single light, blocked pointed
doorway containing C19 rose window and pointed-arched window containing 3
uncusped lancets. E elevation has 3-light pointed-arched window with cusped
intersecting tracery. N porch: open gabled porch of heavy timbers on low
rubble walls. Dated 1633 on a rafter but evidently re-using considerably
earlier timbers. One of these has C13 dog-tooth moulding and rose, star and
leaf ornaments. Interior: C19 chancel roof. Nave roof probably CI7, but
this and aisle roof may include earlier timbering. Pews include some C15
work. Simple font with beaker-shaped bowl on cylindrical stem. S aisle has C14
canopied tomb with cross-legged effigy in mail and surcoat. Nave has C14
coffin-lid set into sill of NE window, bearing cross and inscription: "[Vous
ke pa]sses par ici prie par la alme - Jon Polein ke Deus eit [merci]". Nave
also has tomb top set into W wall, carved with cross and shield. Set into
chancel N Wall is C15 tomb top, with cross, sword and shield carried on top,
and shields and flowers to sides. S aisle floor has brasses to John Peddar
(1505), wife and children.

Listing NGR: SP9359239099

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