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Wychavon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 86013 66029


DOVERDALE CP DOVERDALE SO 86 NE 5/27 Church of St Mary 14.3.69 - II

Parish church. Probably C14, remodelled C17, restored 1860 by F Preedy. Ashlar, tile roof with stone coped verges, leaded spirelet. Nave with bellcote and spirelet to west end, chancel. Nave: stepped buttresses, chamfered plinth; south vestry centrally placed rebuilt 1860 (formerly the porch), to right a square-headed 3-light window with cavetto mullions, to left a single-light window with chamfered surround, both C17; north wall: windows reflect south wall, with a centrally placed, blocked, north door: the semi-circular head is constructed from voussoirs with filleted roll moulding, apparently once forming a 2-centred head. West door of 1860 in slightly projecting surround under triangular head, 2-centred arch to door. Spirelet above built 1860 in place of small bellcote. The 1860 bellcote is timber-framed, two by two square panels with pierced wood infill to the panels; a triangular vent to each side of the spirelet; decorative chevron ribs to leaded spire. Chancel: mostly rebuilt 1860, chamfered plinth with drip moulding, diagonal buttresses; two bays: south wall has two trefoil-headed lancets, east window of three trefoil- headed lights under 2-centred head. Interior: chancel arch of 1860, 2-centred moulded with engaged shafts to responds. Roofs: four-bay arch braced collar roof to nave, with a fifth bay occupied by the four main posts supporting the bellcote and spirelet; chancel: three-bay boarded barrel vault. Fittings: mostly of 1860, wall of nave has C17 panelling to dado height with frieze, part fluted, part intersecting lunettes. Earthworks of a deserted medieval village to west of church. (BoE p 133; VCH 3, p 71).

Listing NGR: SO8601366029


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1913), 71
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 133


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: 01 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/05350/28
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