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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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SO 41946 25651


KENTCHURCH CP - SO 42 NW 5/10 Church of St Mary


Parish church. Rebuilt in 1859 in Decorated style. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; tiled roof. West tower with truncated pyramidal roof and spire; nave with south porch and chancel with north chapel and vestry. West tower: three stages with plinth and stepped buttresses, lancet to second stage, cusped bell openings below spire. Nave with large 3-light window with two-centred head and flower tracery to right of gabled porch. Chancel to right with square headed windows of three and two lights with similar tracery; 3-light windows to east end with mouchettes. Interior retains the Scudamore monument re-sited in the north chapel. Commemorates John Scudamore, died 1616, and erected by his wife, Amy Starkie. Reclining alabaster effigies of man in armour holding a book and below of a woman in contemporary dress wearing a widow's veil; flanking the two reclining figures are smaller paired figures of kneeling children, eight sons and one daughter, and also of an infant in a cradle. Inscription flanked by shields of arms reads: "HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JOHN SCVDAMORE OF KENCHVRCH IN THE COVNTIE OF HEREFORD ESQ ..... .... HE DECEASED ON THE XXXth DAY OF MARCH ANNO SALVTIS 1616."

Listing NGR: SO4194625651


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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: 17 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/00351/25
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