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LAPWORTH CHURCH LANE SP17SE (East side) 1/23 Church of Saint Mary-the- 11/04/67 Virgin (Formerly listed as Church of Saint Mary) GV I Church. C12 nave; early C13 north aisle and chancel; north chantry chapel c.1250 partly rebuilt C15; late C13 south aisle, rebuilt c.146O; late C14 tower; west chantry chapel c.1450; nave clerestory c.1460. Random coursed squared stone; old plain-tile roof to chancel; copper sheet roof to west chantry chapel; roof of aisles and nave not visible. 2-bay chancel, 4-bay aisled nave, north and west chantry chapels and north tower. C19 porch to left of centre of south aisle with stone plinth and timber-framing. 2-centre arched doorway with hood mould, C19 plank door with decorative iron hinges. 2-light Perpendicular tracery windows to left, right of centre, and to right with decorative carved hood moulds and end stops. 3-light Perpendicular tracery window with decorative carved hood moulds and end stops to east end of south aisle. Y-tracery window to west end of south aisle. Battlemented parapet with finials to south aisle. 3-light stone mullion windows with ousped lights, hood moulds and carved end stops to clerestory. Blocked 2-centre arched doorway to centre of chancel. C19 three-light early-English tracery windows to left and right of chancel. 3-light Intersecting-tracery window to east end of chancel. North side: lancet with trefoil head to left of chancel. Y-tracery window to end of north chantry chapel. 4-centre arched blocked doorway to right of centre of north aisle, having cusped spandrels and hood mould. 2-light Perpendicular tracery windows above doorway, and to left of centre. Battlemented parapet with finials to north aisle, 3-light stone mullion windows with cusped lights, hood moulds and carved end stops to clerestory. 3-light Perpendicular tracery window to west end of north aisle. 5-light Perpendicular tracery window to west end of nave, above west chantry chapel. Lancet to left of west end of nave. West chantry chapel has 2 plank doors to 4 centred arched doorways to passageway. Passageway has remains of stone vaulting. 3-light stone mullion windows with cusped lights to north and south sides of chantry chapel. 3-light Perpendicular-tracery window to west end of chantry chapel. Finials to roof of chantry chapel. Battlemented parapet with stone finials to nave. North tower: 3 stages with spire. Stone mullion and transom windows with Reticulated head to all sides of first stage. Lancet to east and west sides of second stage. 2-light Reticulated tracery louvred openings to each side of third stage of tower, battlemented parapet. Recessed octagonal spire. Interiorior: C19 two-bay panelled roof to chancel. C19 reredos, sedilia, altar rail and choir stalls to chancel. Romanesque round arch on half-columns to north chantry chapel. 2-bay C20 arch-braced collar truss roof to north chantry chapel. Segmental pointed arch to altar recess. Reset medieval image brackets to left of altar arch. Fragments of medieval wall painting. Memorial panel by Eric Gill. C19 chancel screen to 2-centre chancel arch. Nave: 4-bay Perpendicular roof with moulded ribs, purlins and rafters, supported on carved stone corbels. Clerestory windows have internal hood moulds with carved end stops. North arcade of four 2-centre arches on round piers. South arcade of four 2-centre arches on alternate octagonal and round piers. Octagonal medieval stone font on octagonal stepped base with octagonal basin on carved corbels. West chantry chapel approached by C20 wood stairs. C19 roof to chapel. Water stoop to left of archway from church. History: the north chantry chapel was partly rebuilt C15 by theCatesby family. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire: 1966, pp331-332; E. Fenwick: St. Mary-the-Virgin, Lapworth, guide book, 1968) [ 38]

Listing NGR: SP1631071098


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Books and journals
Fenwick, E , Guide Book St Mary the Virgin Church Lapworth Warwickshire, (1968)
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 331-2


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

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