CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1367941
Date first listed:
01-Sep-1973
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, WROSLYN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, WROSLYN ROAD

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Freeland
National Grid Reference:
SP 41392 12714

Details

FREELAND SP 41 SW WROSLYN ROAD 10/89 (West side) 01/09/73 Church of St. Mary GV II The Grade shall be amended to read II * (star)

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FREELAND WROSLYN ROAD SP41SW (West side) 10/89 Church of St. Mary 01/09/73 GV II Church. 1869, by J.L. Pearson. Squared and coursed limestone; old plain-tile roof with crested ridge. Nave and apsidal chancel with north tower. Early English style. Buttresses. Pointed lancets to chancel. Nave has 2-light plate-tracery windows; 2-storey south porch has statue of Virgin and Child set in niche flanked by lancet, above pointed moulded doorway with wrought-iron hinges. 3-light west window of graduated lancets. North-east tower has saddleback roof and billeted hood moulds over pointed belfry windows with engaged shafts. Interior: reredos has crucifixion and angels added by Pearson. Piscina and sedilia; studded door set in pointed moulded archway to vestry. Apsidal vault and 2-bay quadripartite chancel vault has springers set on pink marble shafts with bell capitals. Chancel is decorated with C13 style wallpaintings, with pink and red grisaille, of the Transfiguration and Passion. Pink and red diapering to dado and mouldings. Gothic-style wrought-iron chancel screen painted in black and gilt. Nave has 5-bay boarded roof; similar grisaille painted scenes from the Life of Christ to font and pulpit, the former with wrought-iron canopy. Quadripartite vault in porch. Plank door set in pointed arched doorway to passage leading to The Old Parsonage (q.v.). (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p606-7)

Listing NGR: SP4139212714

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
252743
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 606-7

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: 28 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04660/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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