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Rugby (District Authority)
Clifton upon Dunsmore
National Grid Reference:
SP 53128 76404


CLIFTON UPON DUNSMORE CHURCH STREET SP57NW (East side) 8/27 Church of St. Mary the Virgin 06/10/60 GV II* Church. C13 with C15 alterations, and restored late C19. Coursed sandstone rubble with some re-used tiles inset in chancel walls. Lead roof to nave and aisles, plain-tile roof to chancel and porch. Nave with aisles, chancel and west tower. South wall of chancel has two C13 paired lancets with a single C19 lancet to right, and round headed door to centre right. Single lancet to north wall east window. East end of roof has coped gable. South aisle of 4 bays is C13 with two C13 Y-tracery windows, restored C19. Window to right is C14 with curvilinear tracery, restored C19. East and west walls of aisle have C13 windows of 3 lights. C13 hollow-chamfered doorway and C19 wood porch. North aisle is of 4 bays with C19 vestry to left. C13 Y-tracery windows to north and west. Restored C15 and C19 windows to north and east. C13 moulded door to right has pointed arch and hood mould with label stops. Vestry door to centre left is chamfered with hood mould. C15 clerestory has four 2-light square-headed windows to either side. Aisles are buttressed and roofs to nave and aisles have coped gables. Tower is of 2 stages: the first of c.1300 and has restored window to west of intersecting tracery with carved quadruped below a small traceried opening. Small single-light to stair projection to south. Second stage is C16 with three 2-light square headed openings, and clock face to south. String course to first and second stage, and battlements to roof. The nave and aisles rest upon a moulded plinth. Interior: chancel, much restored C19, has earlier piscina to south. Chancel arch is c19 in Early English style. C15 4-bay nave arcades with double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers. C19 roof rests upon C15 carved corbel heads. Piscina in south aisle is C14. Vestry door in north aisle, and aisle roofs are C19. Pews, choir stalls, pulpit and panelling in chancel are C19, as is stained glass. memorial in north aisle is dated 1776. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.234).

Listing NGR: SP5312876404


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 234


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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Date: 08 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01334/06
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