CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1035266

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1967

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY, MAIN STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY, MAIN STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick (District Authority)

Parish: Ashow

National Grid Reference: SP 31231 70211

Details

ASHOW Main Street (east side) 21/11 Church of The Assumption 11.4.67 of Our Lady

GV I

Parish church. Consists of an early C12 chancel and nave, and a mid-C15 west tower. Perpendicular tower of red sandstone ashlar rises in three stages to a battlemented parapet. Four-stage angle buttresses and similar buttresses at right angles which butt onto west wall of nave. West door has pointed arch. Above is a two-light pointed window with cinquefoil tracery and above a similar style belfry window. North wall of nave is built of red sandstone in coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Two small C12 round-headed windows and in the centre of the wall are two blocked doorways, one late C12 with segmental head, other is C13 with two-centred arch and foliated capitals. South wall of nave entirely rebuilt in sandstone ashlar in late C18. In it there are two 2-light windows with four-centred heads and plain tracery. Also a central door with three-centred arch. North wall of chancel is of coursed sandstone rubble and has one round-headed window similar to those in nave wall. East gable wall is of ashlar refaced in C15 when three-light pointed window with cinquefoil tracery inserted. South wall of chancel has square-headed late C16 two-light window. Nave and chancel have steeply pitched plain tile roofs with gabled ends. Interior: rendered. In the chancel there is an early C12 wall arcade on both sides, of four semi-circular arches supported on corbels. Nave roof is C16 - tie beam trusses with angle struts, each tie beam adorned with a boss at base of king posts. Chancel roof is of tie beam trusses with queen posts. Lofty tower arch of two splayed orders. Box pews, octagonal pulpit, reading desk, chancel dado, altar table, all of late C18 date in oak. On south wall of nave above entrance is a painted coat of arms of George III. Late C19 gothic font. Behind altar a c.1550 Flemish drafter.



Listing NGR: SP3123370212

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 307876

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing