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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1044940



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ovingham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 239469

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22/114 Church of St. Mary



Parish church. Cll tower. South doorway late C12. The rest of the church mainly C13, restored 1857. Dressed stone and Welsh slate roof. Chancel, aisled transepts, nave, south porch. West tower and vestry. Unbuttressed west tower has 2-light round-arched bell openings, with baluster mullion and pierced roundel over, in round-headed thin raised frame. Further small round- headed windows below, 2 on south side and one on west. South porch has outer doorway with 2 continuous chamfers and inner doorway with 2 orders of colonettes and roll-moulded round arches. Windows to 2-bay nave and to transept aisle are paired Victorian lancets but transepts and chancel have very long C13 lancets with buttresses between. 3 exceptionally tall stepped lancets at east end. Renewed priest's door. Vestry has 12-pane Georgian windows. Steeply pitched roofs with flat coping and foliated cross finials on all gables.

Interior: Arcades have 2 chamfers and hoodmoulds with figured label stops. Round piers and responds except for 2 octagonal ones at angle of transepts and aisles. One south capital partly carved with foliage in C14. Other capitals plainly moulded, those on north side later, probably early C14. Triple shafted corbel responds to transept aisles, that on north side with nailhead, on south side with big dogtooth. Chancel arch has semi-octagonal responds and similar capitals. East windows have roll-moulded surrounds. Trefoiled sedilia with renewed colonettes and capitals. Round C13 font on 4 colonettes. Finely-carved C18 black marble monument on sanctuary floor. Painted Royal coat of arms on west wall. Late Victorian pulpit, screen, lectern and choir stalls. Windows by Wailes and by Clayton and Bell. 2-panelled door to vestry. Monument to Thomas Bewick in south porch. Monuments attached to wall outside. Bell family transept south wall. George Burnett on south transept east wall and William Blacket on chancel south wall. 9 medieval grave covers leaning against nave south wall.

Listing NGR: NZ0849463706

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National Grid Reference: NZ 08498 63707


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