Church of St Mary, Sheepy Road, Atherstone - North Warwickshire

Large imposing church constructed in two parts with a central tower. Chancel may date from C12 as an independent chapel, and then remodelled c1383 when the nave was added. Older parts are built in rubble. Nave and aisles were rebuilt in 1849 in rubble granite, wagon roof with moulded braces and purlins. The octagonal tower was part of the original chapel, but was remodelled in the C13/C14. Works to the roof have been completed but the high level stonework of the tower remains in poor condition and in need of repair.

Church of St Mary, Sheepy Road, Atherstone - North Warwickshire
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1365164
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Warwickshire
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary
    Street Name:
    Sheepy Road
    County:
    Warwickshire
    District / Borough:
    North Warwickshire
    Parish:
    Atherstone
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North Warwickshire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA