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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Alne, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2334 / 52°14'0"N

Longitude: -1.8298 / 1°49'47"W

OS Eastings: 411719

OS Northings: 259476

OS Grid: SP117594

Mapcode National: GBR 4L2.S8R

Mapcode Global: VHB09.74H7

Plus Code: 9C4W65MC+83

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305417

Location: Great Alne, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B49

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Great Alne

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Kinwarton with Great Alne

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Small church. Medieval; west end entirely, and remainder, largely, rebuilt and
vestry added 1837; aisle added 1860. Regular coursed lias with limestone
dressings; chancel has some squared rubble in south wall; top of north wall and
vestry of brick with dentil cornice. Tile roofs. Vestry has slate roof. Nave,
chancel, north aisle and north vestry, and west porch turret. 3-bay nave, 2-bay
chancel. Chancel has angle buttresses to east wall. C19 east window with
Geometrical tracery and hood mould. South side has blocked chamfered 4-centred
doorway. C15 eastern window has square head and 2 cinqfoiled lights with glazed
spandrels, in deep moulded reveal. Medieval western lancet. Nave has
straight-headed windows, 2 or 3 trefoiled round-arched lights, and the central
window of 2 shouldered lights. West end has 2 lancets and central turret. Square
first stage buttresses. Arched double-leaf doors with applied blind Y-tracery
and hood mould dying into angle buttresses. Hood mould goblet. North and south
sides have narrow shouldered lights. Upper stage changes from square to octagon.
Moulded trefoil opening to 4 sides. String course ending in lion mask. Rendered
top stage with narrow lancet openings to 4 sides. Pyramical roof. Low lean-to
aisle has paired trefoiled ogee lights. North wall has 2 small 2-light chamfered
stone mullioned windows. Lead-latticed lights throughout. North vestry at right
angles to chancel has 6-panelled arched door in north side. East side has 4
casements with glazing bars and brick segmental arches. Interior: Chancel and
nave have king post roofs with heavy timbers, partly hidden by ceiling; nave
roof has additional struts and collars. Plastered walls and ceiling. East
windows with hood mould. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders and octagonal
shafts. Nave has simple panelled west gallery. 2-bay arcade of simple chamfered
arches and square chamfered pier, without capitals or imposts. Aisle windows in
large reveals with chamfered lintels. Fittings: C19 Gothic altar rails and
pulpit. Simple stone flowerpot-shaped font. Stained glass: East window by
Hardman 1860.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, p.296).

Listing NGR: SP1171959476

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