PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1321569
Date first listed:
13-Jul-1964
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Aug-1987
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY, HIGH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY, HIGH ROAD

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

District:
Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Felmersham
National Grid Reference:
SP 99141 57846

Details

FELMERSHAM HIGH ROAD SP 9957 21/133 Parish Church of St Mary (formerly 13.7.64 listed as St Mary The Virgin)

GV I

Predominantly C13 Parish Church with some C15 alterations and C19 restoration. Limestone rubble walling and ashlar dressings. Cruciform plan of chancel, central tower, transepts, and aisled nave with porch to south. 3-bay chancel with modern tracery in east window, and three early C13 lancet windows with moulded string under, inside and out. Locker in north wall, double piscina and door in south wall. Plain east and west crossing arches of three orders, 3-bay C15 screen with tracery and coved half-vault under former rood loft and inscription. North transept has door to octagonal tower staircase, three lancets in north wall and single lancets in east and west walls. Shallower south transept, with lancet to east and two tall lancets to south with hoods over; piscina at south-east. 4-bay nave with C13 arcade and C15 clerestory windows with two cinquefoiled lights. West front of nave has deeply moulded central doorway flanked by blank arches with tracery, under a 7-bay wall arcade surmounted by a top stage with central 3-centred arch flanked by two narrower pointed arches, each enclosing a lancet window: low pitched C15 embattled gable over. Aisles have some C13 restored windows. Tower of three stages, the upper added in C15, together with embattled parapet and south-east turret. Second stage has two 3-bay arcades. Font. Two C17 brasses.

Listing NGR: SP9914157846

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
36911
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 29 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02911/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Nigel Ward. Source Historic England Archive
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