This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
5224 LOWER HIGH STREET (north-west side) Church of St Mary (RC) and gates, gate piers and railings to churchyard SP 1439 SE 9/184
2. 1891 in a Perp. style by W Lunn of Malvern. Cut and dressed rubble with Cotswold stone roof. Aisled cruciform plan with small saddleback bell tower in north-west angle of south transept. Stepped buttresses. Moulded copings. Four clerestory windows and aisle west windows with traceried transoms. Other windows more conventional Perpendicular style. Complex 5 light west window with low transoms, stilted label over 4 centre arch headed doorway with carvings within hollow- chamfered inner order and decorative iron-work to door. In gable a tripartite heavily traceried niche with statute of Virgin with crocketted canopy over. Belfry stage of tower has another variety of tracery to flat headed openings. Circular chimney to south of chancel.
Interior: 4 bay aisled nave with narrow chapels in east ends of aisles. Chancel arch with 3 heavy ribs on corbels to soffit. Rere-arches and inner windows.
Contemporary screens to transepts. Altar-railing and possibly reredos, also contemporary. Window in south transept by Paul Woodroffe 1909. Churchyard enclosed to south and west by cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lys stanchions on dwarf rubble walls; ashlar gate piers to west with crested capping and wrought- iron gates.
Listing NGR: SP1486039027
© Lorna Freeman. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Freeman, Lorna
Rights Holder: Freeman, Lorna
Ashlar, Cast Iron, Rubble, Stone, Wrought Iron, Victorian Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Roman Catholic Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, Railings
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