CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1114060
Date first listed:
31-Oct-1966
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.

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Dunton
National Grid Reference:
TL 23739 44224

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/08/2015

TL 24SW 7/1

DUNTON, CHURCH STREET, Church of St Mary

31.10.66

II*

Parish church, C14 and C15, reworked 1861 by E Browning. Coursed ironstone rubble and cobbles, with ashlar dressings. Tower completely of ashlar. Chancel, N vestry, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. Embattled parapets to nave and tower, plain parapets elsewhere. Chancel: C14. 5-light pointed E window with net tracery. N and S walls each have C19 2-light pointed window to E and square-headed 2-light C15 window to W. S wall has C16 priest's door. C14 pointed chancel arch. N vestry: C19, with 2-light square-headed E window. Nave: C14, reworked C15. 4-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides, N one C15, S one C14. C15 clerestory with 2-light windows to each side, all under 4-centred heads. C14 tower arch. N aisle: C15.3 windows to N, one to E, all of 3 lights and with pointed heads. 9 N doorway with blocked pointed arch above it, probably of an earlier window. S aisle: C14. 4-light pointed- arched E window with flowing tracery. 2 3-light S windows, W one pointed- arched with net tracery, E one C15 with square head C15 3-light W window with 4-centred head. S porch: C14. Parvis added C15, reached by spiral stairs projecting from NW angle and giving onto S aisle. C19 single lights to W and E of ground stage. Pointed archway. Parvis has 2-light window to S side. W tower: rebuilt C19 in C14 style. 3 stages. Angle buttresses. Staircase projects from NE angle. 3-light W window to ground stage. 2-light windows to bell-stage. Interior: roofs C19, except S aisle roof retains C15 moulded tie beams, pierced spandrels and carved stops. Chancel has hammerbeam roof with carved angles to hammerbeams. C14 octagonal font with 2 cinquefoiled panels to each side. S aisle E window retains fragments of medieval glass. Chancel has C14 cinquefoiled piscina and sedilia. S aisle has C14 image bracket to E end, with carved human head.

Listing NGR: TL2373944224

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
38379
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06253/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Wharton. Source Historic England Archive
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