St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Portbury - North Somerset (UA)

C12 parish church, altered and extended early C13 and C14/C15, and restored 1870-5. The stone slate roofs of the chancel, vestry and associated lean-to roofs have come to the end of their life. Water has been getting in causing ceiling plaster falls. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship enabled roof repairs to be completed in 2014. However, further problems with the poor state of the sandstone wall especially on the south transept keeps the church at risk. A further Heritage Lottery Fund grant has been awarded and the project development is nearing completion.

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Portbury - North Somerset (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1311826
  • Local Planning Authority: North Somerset (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: St Mary's Church
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • Unitary Authority: North Somerset (UA)
  • Parish: Portbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Somerset
  • Region: South West

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 I