CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1201786
Date first listed:
16-Jul-1949
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, BUSHBURY LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, BUSHBURY LANE

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

District:
City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 92447 02469

Details

WOLVERHAMPTON

SJ90SW BUSHBURY LANE 895-1/2/44 (East side) 16/07/49 Church of St Mary

GV II*

Church. C14 with C15 tower but much restored in mid C19 by Edward Banks. Ashlar with tile roofs. 3-bay chancel; lower 5-bay nave with lean-to north and gabled south aisles; north vestry; south aisle with south east Hordern chapel; west tower. Coped gables; weathered buttresses. Chancel has C19 three-light east window, and 3-light north and south windows; north ogee-headed entrance. South aisle has C19 three-light windows and 4-light east and west windows with Decorated tracery; gabled porch has pointed entrance and gabled buttresses; south east angle has small gabled projection with ashlar roof, light and gable cross. North aisle has coped parapet, C19 two-light east and west windows and 3-light windows flanking parallel gabled vestry; round-headed entrance with tympanum; C19 two-light vestry windows. Tower has moulded plinth; 4-light window with Perpendicular tracery, clock face above; 2-light louvred bell openings, top cornice and embattled parapet with pinnacles. INTERIOR: C15 hammer-beam chancel roof with double wind braces; ogee-headed sedilia and piscina, north Easter sepulchre; nave arcades on octagonal piers, C19 deep-arch-braced roof; 2 ogee arches to vestry and organ loft; tower arch with imposts; arcading to reredos with flanking Commandment and Creed boards; richly carved ashlar pulpit and lectern; round late Norman font with palmettes and C17 recarving; good late C17 and early C18 wall tablets e.g. to Whitgreaves and Goughs, C17 brass plate to Thomas Leacrofte and Gothic Revival tablet to Corser family, 1820ff, in north aisle; early C19 busts in Hordern chapel; C14 stained glass fragments in chancel, some C19 glass, e.g. east window by C.Winton. (Shell County Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire: London: 1978-: P.188-9; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.320).

Listing NGR: SJ9244702469

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
378341
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 320
Thorold, H, 'Shell County Guides' in Staffordshire, (1978), 188 9

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: 12 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/02904/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr GW Tanner. Source Historic England Archive
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