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Parish Church of Saint Mary Magdalen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Roxton, Bedford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1769 / 52°10'36"N

Longitude: -0.3146 / 0°18'52"W

OS Eastings: 515345

OS Northings: 254520

OS Grid: TL153545

Mapcode National: GBR H33.K9C

Mapcode Global: VHGML.HKK1

Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint Mary Magdalen

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Last Amended: 18 August 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36551

Location: Roxton, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Roxton

Built-Up Area: Roxton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Roxton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1554 ROXTON SCHOOL LANE

10/148 Parish Church of Saint
13.7.64 Mary Magdalen (formerly listed as
Parish Church of St. Mary)

GV II*

Parish Church. C14 and C15. Brown cobblestones with ashlar dressings.
Slated roofs. Chancel, S vestry, nave, S aisle, W tower. C14 chancel: C19 E
window. C14 2-light windows to NE and SE, tracery restored. N doorway has
C19 stonework. 3-light NW window circa 1500. C14 2-bay arcade, originally
opening onto S chapel, now leading to late C19 vestry. Chancel arch reworked
C19. Nave: Early C14 3-bay S arcade. N wall has 2 C14 windows, C14 doorway,
and late C15 3-light window similar to that in chancel. S aisle: S wall has 3
C15 square-headed 3-light windows and C14 blocked doorway. W wall also has
square-headed 3-light window. Plain parapets to above blocks. C15 W tower:
not divided into stages. NE and SW angles have buttresses up to embattled
parapet. W doorway, surmounted by 3 windows, different one on each floor.
Other elevations have windows to belfry only. Interior: C14 octagonal font on
chamfered shaft and 4 octagonal columns. Chancel has panelled altar tomb to
Roger Hunt (d 1438) with shields and brass plate. Nave N wall has plain C14
recessed tomb with mutilated female effigy. Remains of road stair to SE of
nave. C15 rood screen dado, each half of 6 panels, each panel painted with
figure of saint, all mutilated. C19 and C20 pewing and roofs.


Listing NGR: TL1534554520

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