CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1377828
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, EPSOM ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, EPSOM ROAD

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

County:
Surrey
District:
Guildford (District Authority)
Parish:
West Horsley
National Grid Reference:
TQ 08833 52643

Details

TQ 05SE WEST HORSLEY C.P. EPSOM ROAD

5/227 Church of St. Mary 14/6/67 The Virgin

GV I

Church. C12 Tower and west wall of nave, north aisle of c.1210, widened in 1869. South aisle and chapel C16. Rendered rubble stone with chalk and Bath stone angle quoins, flint rubble on tower with wood shingled broach spire, plain tile roof. Nave and chancel with porch to north, tower and further porch to west, vestry to south east. Tower:- 3 stages, first and second stages slightly offset, spire 4 sided on tower and octagonal to upper parts. Lancets to top stage of tower. Diagonal buttresses to east end and north aisle. Three lancet windows to north side of chancel with further,curvilinear,window under hood moulding. C19 north aisle window. East Window - triple C13 lancets with attached shafts. One arched C15 window to south side under moulded hood with coved surround and deep rectilinear ogee arch tracery. Porch to west:- wood on low flint walls with cusped bargeboards. Arched door. Further gabled porch to north with arched studded doors to inner side, and open pierced doors to outside. Interior:-4 bay nave arcades, that to north with moulded circular piers, capitols and abaci, and arches with unmoulded soffits. Roll mouldings to edges and hood mould over. Octagonal piers to south with half-octagonal responses. Collar beam roof to nave and aisles, panelled roof to chancel. Simple chamfered arch C13 with chamfer bases and abaci. Organ loft to south behind two lancets. Plain roll string course along east half of chancel, below the windows. Fittings:- largely C19. However, C16 rood screen of 12 tracery bays, four over centre openings retaining double doors and moulded cornice. East wall of nave C14/ 15. Nativity in Alabaster. English. Simple altar rails with turned balusters. C19 reredos across east end. Font:- C13 retooled bowl with tapering sides on modern stem with central pillar surround by 4 small columns. C19 panelled oak pulpit. C14 oak chest. West wall painting, now faded remains of C13 St Christopher to north of west door, Passion cycle to south. Faint traces of paintings on south wall. C17 brass chandelier to chancel. C13 glass medalions in north and central lancets of east end. Monuments:- South Wall -To James Kendall. Died 1750 by Nicholas Read (pupil of Roubiliac). Grey and white marble. Stele ground with attached, asymetrically, draped urn. Apron below with rose tree. South wall of South Chapel - wall monument to Sir John and Lady Penelope Nicholas. Died 1704. Light and dark marble. Central arch motif with purple stone urn under gadrooned lid and gilt frame finial. Panelled pilasters support floral finials over entablature and central crest with flanking scrolls placed on top. Winged cherub's head to crown of arch. Apron of pedestal with flower and cherub's head carving over large gadrooned plinth with inscribed and panelled base. Flanking life size putti lean on the gadrooning, standing in front of dark grey obelisks. East wall of South Chapel - massive wall monument to Sir Edward Nicholas, died 1699, attributed to Grinling Gibbons - white marble, aedicular type with central segmental, broken pediment with projecting inscription panel flanked by Barley-sugar columns set back. These are in turn flanked by floral scrolls, composite columns and piers, gadrooned urns on pilaster piers over the entablature. Acanthus leaf scrolls and corbelled supports below on moulded bases. East wall of South Chapel. Monument to Susan Brisco. Died 1636. Aedicular. Brown stone with black stone inscription panel and gilding. Broken segmental pediment over, on fluted, Doric type columns. Central cartouche Coat of Arms to pediment, strapwork, corbels and apron decoration below. C14 monument to a priest - possible Ralph de Berners. Recumbent figure under crocketed ogee arch, figure with praying hands.

PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.5ll-2 V.C.H. Surrey(1967 Ed) Vol III p.355.

Listing NGR: TQ0883352643

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
288808
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911), 355
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I Rev. by Cherry, The Buildings of England: Surrey, (1971), 511-2

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: 14 Jan 2001
Reference: IOE01/03167/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Peter Karry. Source Historic England Archive
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