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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: 1138118



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Westoning

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38101

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21/119 Church of Saint Mary 23.1.61 Magdalen


Parish church. C12 origins, rebuilt C14, with C15 additions and alterations. Restored c.1857 by William Slater. Coursed rubble, mixture of ironstone, limestone and cobblestones. Ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N vestry, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. Embattled parapets to all parts except chancel. Chancel: C14, except roof, E end and windows reworked C19. 3-light pointed-arched E window. S elevation has 2 pointed-arched 2- light windows and pointed-arched priest's door. N elevation has similar windows flanking doorway onto vestry. N vestry: C19, with slate roof. Nave: C14. Original steep-pitched roof (still visible in tower E wall) replaced by shallower one when aisle walls raised C15. 3-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides, with chancel arch in same style. C15 tower arch. N aisle: N elevation has 2 3-light pointed-arched windows, only central lights trefoiled. Pointed-arched N doorway. E elevation has 3-light pointed-arched window with cusped sexfoil in circle in head. C15 W window has 3 lights under depressed arch. S aisle: similar fenestration to N aisle, except 2 S windows have more ornate C15 tracery. Pointed-arched doorway. S porch: C14, with parvis above. Pointed archway surmounted by image niche and small square- headed window lighting parvis. Access to parvis by staircase at NE angle opening onto aisle. W tower: C15, reworked C19. 3 stages, with angle buttresses to W, C19 semi-octagonal stair turret to NE angle, and short leaded spire. Bell-stage has 2-light pointed-arched window to each side. W elevation ground stage has pointed-arched doorway surmounted by 2-light pointed-arched window. Interior: nave and aisles have C15 roofs, with moulded beams and foliate bosses. C19 pewing. C13 font with round bowl on single column. A few rather plain wall monuments, mostly C19.

Listing NGR: TL0281232792

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National Grid Reference: TL 02812 32792


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