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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Kington, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.2045 / 52°12'16"N

Longitude: -3.0384 / 3°2'18"W

OS Eastings: 329135

OS Northings: 256762

OS Grid: SO291567

Mapcode National: GBR F4.3BYY

Mapcode Global: VH778.9V2D

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 8 October 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385797

Location: Kington, County of Herefordshire, HR5

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Kington

Built-Up Area: Kington

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Kington

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


643-1/1/37 (North West side)
08/10/53 Church of St Mary


Parish church. c1300, much altered. Sandstone rubble; plain
tile roof with shingles to spire. Nave, north and south aisles
(c1300), chancel (rebuilt early C14), Decorated south chapel
(c1320), south porch (early C14), tower, with double-broach
spire (rebuilt 1794); outer north aisle (c1874). Nave (rebuilt
early C14 with added aisle): arcades of 5 bays with octagonal
piers and double-chamfered arches. 1 original lancet survives
in south wall; C13 window reset in north wall of outer aisle.
Chancel has group of 3 stepped lancets to east and 6 smaller
lancets to north. INTERIOR: round arch with roll-moulding from
tower to south aisle; Norman circular font with rope-moulding
and incised zig-zag. Monuments: Thomas Vaughan, d.1469 and
wife Elena: alabaster effigies on tomb-chest with 10 by 4
alabaster angels (front and foot end) upright and holding
shields; William Matthews, d.1688: tablet with columns and, at
top, 2 standing putti; C18 and C19 commemorative tablets.
(RCHME: Herefordshire: 89).

Listing NGR: SO2913456764

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