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 tracery window; belfry stage has paired pointed arches with tracery panels. There is dramatic decay to the clunch stone on the church tower. Parish considering access, conservation and repair strategy of very significant value.

Church of St Mary, Mill Lane, Ashwell - North Hertfordshire
© Historic England

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

Location

    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