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Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Harlington, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9638 / 51°57'49"N

Longitude: -0.4908 / 0°29'26"W

OS Eastings: 503787

OS Northings: 230551

OS Grid: TL037305

Mapcode National: GBR G42.W5K

Mapcode Global: VHFR0.FWWY

Entry Name: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38023

Location: Harlington, Central Bedfordshire, LU5

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Harlington

Built-Up Area: Harlington

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Harlington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


(South Side)

22/36 Church of Saint Mary the
23.1.61 Virgin


Parish church. Predominantly C14, with C15 and some C16 additions and
alterations. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings, all parts except
tower and vestry with cement render. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N vestry,
nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. Chancel: pointed-arched 3-light E
window with flowing tracery. S elevation has 2 pointed-arched 2-light windows
to E bay, small square-headed low-side window and pointed-arched doorway to W
bay. N elevation has 2 2-light pointed-arched windows flanking doorway to
vestry. N vestry: original square-headed E window blocked, C19 2-light
window inserved in N elevation. Nave: C14, but roof lowered when aisle walls
raised C15 (original roof-line visible on tower E wall). Tall slender
pointed-arched arcades to both sides, each of 4 bays. Similar chancel arch.
N aisle: C14, heightened C15. Retains C14 pointed-arched E window. N
windows, one of 4 lights, 2 of 3 lights, are all C16, uncusped, with 4-centred
heads. S aisle: C14 heightened C15. All C16 windows, similar to N aisle
ones, but without E elevation window and with additional 3-light window to W
elevation. C14 S doorway. Embattled parapets to aisles and nave. S porch:
C15. Pointed archway. 2-light square-headed window to each side. Plain
parapet. W tower: C15. 3 stages, with angle buttresses to W, and embattled
parapet. W buttresses of nave visible in stonework. Octagonal staircase
turret to SW angle. Bell-stage has pointed-arched 2-light window to each
side. W elevation ground stage has pointed-arched doorway surmounted by 2-
light pointed-arched window. Interior: chancel E window flanked by gabled
and pinnacled niches, N one more ornate. S chancel wall has piscina with
traceried head. Chancel has C16 3-bay crown post roof. Nave and aisles have
C15 roofs with moulded timbers and bosses, and retain a few carved corbels.
Early C14 font to nave, 8 shafts supporting octagonal bowl with shields and
embattled frieze. Chancel S wall has marble table to Katherine Arnold d.l681.
Marble monument to James Astry d.1716 on chancel N wall.

Listing NGR: TL0378730551

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