Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1129438

Date first listed: 03-Mar-1961



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District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Marshfield

National Grid Reference: ST 78214 73677


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MARSHFIELD C.P. CHURCH LANE ST 7873 14/22 Parish Church of St. Mary 3.3.61

G.V. I

Parish Church (Anglican). C12, rebuilt c.1470 in Perpendicular style; restored 1860 by C.E. Davis of Bath, 1887, 1902-03 and north aisle in 1950. West tower: Nave with clerestorey; North and south aisles; Chancel; south porch. Ashlar and coursed squared rubble; Cotswold stone slate roofs, slate to the nave. Tower: 3 stages, diagonal buttresses, open parapet pierced with trefoils and pinnacles, south-east polygonal stair turret; 2-light Perpendicular windows to the bell chamber under hood mould with stops; west door, C19, moulded surround. North aisle: 4 square headed Perpendicular windows of 4-lights with reticulated tracery much restored in 1860; buttresses between; 5-light east window. South aisle: unusual Perpendicular windows of 3-lights, cusped 4-centred heads and embattled transoms fin the tracery, mouchettes; all under a 4-centre head and hood mould; the hood moulds are linked by a string course; projecting window of 5-lights marks a former chantry tomb; blocked priest's door with 4-centred head; buttresses and angle buttresses. South porch: coped gabled porch with saddle stone and cross finial; double chamfered door surround under hood mould; sundial. Chancel: Perpendicular windows similar to those in the south aisle; restored 3-light east window; diagonal buttresses. Interior: Mutilated image niche over south door, C20 statue. C19 Perpendicular style south door with square head, quatrefoils in spandrels. 3 bay Nave, semi-cylindrical shafts alternating with wave mouldings, round moulded capitals; Perpendicular roof on carved corbel heads; easternmost bay of south arcade has blocked round headed window. Chancel arch dies into the wall; 2 choir bays, in part of the space of the former central tower, similar mouldings to the Nave piers; single bay to sanctuary, pillar piscina and late Perpendicular triple sedilia. North chapel: restored Perpendicular pillar piscina. South chapel: mutilated image niche south of the east window; piscina reset over C19 priest's door. Font: C15, octagonal bowl decorated with quatrefoils and shields; restored. Pulpit: Jacobean, restored; carved oak on ashlar base. C17 Holy Table. 1725 Bristol style brass chandelier. Pews with doors of 1860. Screen, 1925 by Sir Harold Brakspear. Monuments. North chapel; aedicular forms to Gibbes, 1723 and Long, 1747, Baroque tablet and cartouche to Gostlett 1692 and 1698. North aisle: Ince children, 1809 by T. King of Bath, tablet with draped urn; William Webb, 1733 and after, engaged Corinthian columns, open segmental pediment, gadrooned base and heraldry. South aisle: Holister, 1821, Greek tablet by Tyley of Bristol; Tyler, 1749, draped arm; Helsam, 1749, cartouche; Bearpacker, 1719, plaque under arms; Briscoe, 1694, cartouche with cherubs under swan neck pediment. Chantry: C. Webb, 1676, Corinthian columns and heraldry; also N. Webb, 1670.

Listing NGR: ST7821473675


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Legacy System number: 34434

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