CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1101120

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1952

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TQ 11076 96316

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History

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Details

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TQ 1196 SW 10/48 26.8.52 5259

CHURCH STREET Church of St Mary

GV I

Flint and stone church mainly C15. Hertfordshire type broad west tower, 3 stages, diagonal buttresses, battlements, north-east stair turret and lead spirelet. Low, broad 6-bay nave with clerestory. Low pitch timber roof with arched braces on corbels. Octagonal piers. Aisles. Chancel mostly C15, chancel arch and piscina C13. C15 south chapel much altered 1871. 1597 north chapel with Tuscan column to chancel opening and mullion and transom east window. Six light chancel east window. Major restoration 1871, J T Christopher, architect: exterior refaced, battlements added to tower, south aisle walls rebuilt and new roofs to south aisle, south and north chapels. Ornate stone font carved by Forsyth and stone reredos carved by E Renversey. Pulpit of 1714 by R Bull, carved borders to panels. Stem cut down 1848. Outstanding monuments in north chancel chapel, notably 2 wall monuments by Nicholas Stone: Sir Charles Morison 1598 and opposite, his son, also Sir Charles 1628. Wall monument to Lady Dorothy Morison circa 1618. Later marble tablets of ,note to Anne Denne 1790, by J Golden, to Henry Ewer 1667 and to J Vernon. Mid C18. Brasses to Hugh de Holes and his wife, early C15 and to 3 Morison retainers, early C17. French or Flemish vestment cupboard circa 1730 with carved reliefs. Royal arms painted 1736. C18 finials to tower removed 1871. Modern church hall extension to south.

RCHM 139.2 Architect 21.10.1871 and 6.10.1883

Listing NGR: TQ1107696316

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Legacy System number: 158142

Legacy System: LBS

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