Church Of St Mary The Virgin

13 Oct 1999
Church Of St Mary The Virgin, Blaisdon, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 1JR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


6/16 Church of St. Mary the Virgin


Parish Church, 1856, by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Red Forest ashlar, with grey ashlar dressings, timber porch, tiled roof with crested ridge, shingles to spire. Nave, north aisle, with tower at its west end, chancel, organ chamber and south porch. Nave of 4 bays, plain plinth, moulded string course at window sill level, angled gabled buttress at west end and square-set east. Stone gutter on carved corbels, with larger carved herds above down pipes; gabled copings with apex cross. 3-light windows with traceried heads, carved stops to hood moulds. Timber porch with carved bargeboards, reticulated tracery on columns-in sides.

Chancel 2 bay, angled buttress as nave at corner, square set in centre: two 2-light windows, otherwise as nave but corbels to eaves are ball flower. East window 3-light with spherical triangles as tracery to head. Tower square in three stages with projecting stair enclosure, which starts square, changes to demi-octagon and terminates with stone roof and finial against side of tower. 2- light window to ground floor, second stage window trefoil in spherical triangle, above 4 blind lancets with trefoil heads set on attached columns: centre, openings pierced with smaller lancet with timber louvres. Projecting eaves on corbels, broach spire above with gablets for clock on north and south faces.

Internally, main arcade has simple arches with hoodmoulds on quatrefoil columns, no clerestory. Carved hoodmould stops and cornice, and corbels for trusses to open roof. Chancel roof boarded, panelled pointed barrel vault. Encaustic tiles to floor.

Font elaborate bowl on stem, with 4 marble columns set outside, all on octagonal base. Decorative stone pulpit, with marble colonnettes to corners. Alabaster reredos, carved by J. B.

Philip. (Verey, Gloucestershire 2, 1970, p. 185).

Listing NGR: SO6884915338


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1850 IOE Records taken by Derek Simmonds; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Simmonds. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Simmonds, Derek

Rights Holder: Simmonds, Derek


Ashlar, Sandstone, Stone, Tile, Timber, Victorian Parish Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship