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Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Great Alne
National Grid Reference:
SP 11719 59476


GREAT ALNE CHURCH WALK SP15NW 7/68 Church of St. Mary Magdalene 01/02/67


Small church. Medieval; west end entirely, and remainder, largely, rebuilt and vestry added 1837; aisle added 1860. Regular coursed lias with limestone dressings; chancel has some squared rubble in south wall; top of north wall and vestry of brick with dentil cornice. Tile roofs. Vestry has slate roof. Nave, chancel, north aisle and north vestry, and west porch turret. 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. Chancel has angle buttresses to east wall. C19 east window with Geometrical tracery and hood mould. South side has blocked chamfered 4-centred doorway. C15 eastern window has square head and 2 cinqfoiled lights with glazed spandrels, in deep moulded reveal. Medieval western lancet. Nave has straight-headed windows, 2 or 3 trefoiled round-arched lights, and the central window of 2 shouldered lights. West end has 2 lancets and central turret. Square first stage buttresses. Arched double-leaf doors with applied blind Y-tracery and hood mould dying into angle buttresses. Hood mould goblet. North and south sides have narrow shouldered lights. Upper stage changes from square to octagon. Moulded trefoil opening to 4 sides. String course ending in lion mask. Rendered top stage with narrow lancet openings to 4 sides. Pyramical roof. Low lean-to aisle has paired trefoiled ogee lights. North wall has 2 small 2-light chamfered stone mullioned windows. Lead-latticed lights throughout. North vestry at right angles to chancel has 6-panelled arched door in north side. East side has 4 casements with glazing bars and brick segmental arches. Interior: Chancel and nave have king post roofs with heavy timbers, partly hidden by ceiling; nave roof has additional struts and collars. Plastered walls and ceiling. East windows with hood mould. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders and octagonal shafts. Nave has simple panelled west gallery. 2-bay arcade of simple chamfered arches and square chamfered pier, without capitals or imposts. Aisle windows in large reveals with chamfered lintels. Fittings: C19 Gothic altar rails and pulpit. Simple stone flowerpot-shaped font. Stained glass: East window by Hardman 1860. (V.C.H.: Warwickshire, p.296).

Listing NGR: SP1171959476


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1945), 296


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 15 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06002/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs H. Margaret Nilsson. Source Historic England Archive
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