CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1382044
Date first listed:
05-Apr-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Bearley
National Grid Reference:
SP 18184 60547

Details

BEARLEY

SP16SE CHURCH LANE 1457-1/5/3 (East side) 05/04/67 Church of St Mary

GV II

Church. C12 origins, chancel walls probably late C13/early C14, with rebuilding of 1861-2 by N Hawkes including upper parts of walls and windows, with added bell turret, and restorations of 1962 by Cuthbert Lord. MATERIALS: coursed lias stone with brownish-pink brick tower and timber belfry and plain tile roof. EXTERIOR: continuous 4-bay nave and chancel with north porch and west tower and blocked Norman doorway to south. North side: buttresses; porch to second bay has moulded plinth, round-arched opening with abaci and single order of shafts, windows to either side have glass commemorating the 1962 restorations; within a pointed-arched opening with single order of shafts and reset Romanesque capitals (badly worn), within outer square order with remains of western capital, plank door. Two pairs of renewed lancets to nave wall. West tower has transverse pyramidal roof, single pointed-arched window to south and west, slatted timber belfry openings. South side: buttresses; blocked round-arched doorway with square pilaster jambs and imposts. 1- and 2-light lancet windows. Decorative ridge tiles. INTERIOR: restored 1962 with new furnishings and west gallery, plaster walls, deeply-splayed window jambs; arched-brace collar-truss roof. C19 octagonal font with quatrefoils. (Victoria County History: Styles P (ed): County of Warwick: Barlichway Hundred: London: 1945-: 43-4; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 87; Shell Guides: Hickman D: Warwickshire: London: 1979-: 37).



Listing NGR: SP1818460547

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
482409
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 87
Styles, P, The Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire, (1945), 43-4
Hickman, D, 'Shell Guides' in Warwickshire, (1979), 37

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: 11 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15152/31
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