Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Meppershall - Central Bedfordshire (UA)

Parish church dating to C12 and half rebuilt 1875-6 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Stonework of coursed ironstone with ashlar dressings and clay tile roofs. The clunch corner stones are decaying as well as the tracery to the south aisle chapel and vestry, render panels failing. High-level masonry problems and tower in need of repointing. Following a failed National Lottery Heritage Fund bid, the congregation have tendered for urgent interim repairs to the tower and transept roofs. Fund raising actively being explored with the aim to have work on site during 2019.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Meppershall - Central Bedfordshire (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1312589
    Local Planning Authority:
    Central Bedfordshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary the Virgin
    Street Name:
    Church Road
    Unitary Authority:
    Central Bedfordshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Meppershall
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Mid Bedfordshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA