Church of St Mary, Mill Lane, Ashwell - North Hertfordshire

C14 church (completed 1381). C15 north porch and aisle windows. Built of clunch and flint rubble with some red brick. Low pitched slate roofs behind parapets. West tower is of four stages and has deeply projecting, stepped-angle buttresses. Leaded spire with crenellated octagonal base. Lowest stage has four-light Decorated traceried window; belfry stage has paired pointed arches with traceried panels. There is dramatic decay to the clunch stone on the church tower. Diocese and Historic England to meet parish to discuss next steps.

Church of St Mary, Mill Lane, Ashwell - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1102715
  • Local Planning Authority: North Hertfordshire
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Mill Lane
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: North Hertfordshire
  • Parish: Ashwell
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North East Hertfordshire
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA