CHURCH OF ST MARY AND THE HOLY CROSS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1382532
Date first listed:
05-Apr-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND THE HOLY CROSS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND THE HOLY CROSS

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Alderminster
National Grid Reference:
SP 23000 48630

Details

ALDERMINSTER

SP24NW Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross 1912-1/6/21 05/04/67

GV II*

Church. C12 nave and c1200 crossing and transepts, early C13 tower and chancel; extensively restored by F Preedy in 1884. MATERIALS: coursed lias limestone rubble, uncoursed rubble to tower, with ashlar dressings and quoins; steeply pitched old tile roof. PLAN: 4-bay nave, transepts with central tower; 3-bay chancel. EXTERIOR: chancel has rebuilt east wall with 3 lancets on original moulded sill course. North side has restored lancets; south side similar, but with C14 straight-headed window and dial stone to one lancet. Tower has lancets, and C19 quatrefoil openings to ringing chamber; C15 parapet; projecting C19 south-east stair turret. North transept has C19 north window on original string course, and C19 east window; C12 round-headed west light. South transept has C19 south lancets, C13 west lancet and partly original east lancet. Nave north side has mid C12 round-headed entrance of one order, tympanum inset with original wheel cross, in C19 gabled porch; early C12 light to east, C14 2-light window and two C19 lancets. South side has three C19 windows and entrance renewed in C19; small light with original head. INTERIOR: chancel has mid C13 piscina and blocked tower entrance to south side; 2 aumbries, one original, one much restored, to north side; late C19 roofs. FITTINGS: c1884 font by Preedy has relief scenes and figures of evangelists, c1661 font in porch; late C19 furnishings. MONUMENTS: some C17 and C18 wall tablets, also one to James Kettle, d.1806, a Non-conformist minister. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 62; Victoria County Histories: Victoria History of the County of Worcestershire: 1971-: 10-12).



Listing NGR: SP2300048630

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
482916
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of Worcestershire, (1971), 10-12
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966)

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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