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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7074 / 52°42'26"N

Longitude: -2.2848 / 2°17'5"W

OS Eastings: 380851

OS Northings: 312234

OS Grid: SJ808122

Mapcode National: GBR 06J.C4P

Mapcode Global: WH9D5.W65R

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 19 March 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 271520

Location: Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, TF11

County: Staffordshire

District: South Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Blymhill St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 81 SW; 4/25


Parish Church of St Mary




Parish Church. C14, C15, but with much work by G. E. Street of 1856-9 and
minor later alterations. Red sandstone ashlar using white sandstone to all
dressed work; brown tiled roof with verge parapets; West Tower, Nave, North
Aisle under separate roof, North Porch, pent South Aisle, South Vestry and

Early C15 Tower of four stages, two-stage angle buttresses.
string courses to top stage only with gargoyles at centres; crenellated
parapet and small angle crocketed pinnacles; blocked west door now C19
two-light pointed window, small square lights to third stage and two-light pointed
arch bell chamber openings with trefoil heads and louvres between. North
aisle and porch by Street of three bays divided by buttresses with cusped
gablets. String course at cill level; various window types on north side
2-3-3 lights in plate, Geometric and 'Y' tracery; rose window to east
and three-light pointed to west - the latter with bas relief carved panels
to spandrels of tracery below quatrefoil and leopard gargoyle to right.
North Porch: pointed arch to inner and outer doors, engaged squat columns
to springing and cusped moulding with ballflower and label over; quatrefoil
side window. South Aisle and vestry by Street: angled butrresses to
2-1-2-1-2-light windows, of trefoil-headed and plate tracery to two lights;
continuous range of three-light hipped dormers to pent over of 1876; Arts
and Crafts and not by Street. Vestry gabled with triangular apex window of
trefoil and quatrefoil plate tracery. Elaborate strap hinges to priest's
door below; large carved Lion gargoyle clutching buttresses between aisle
and vestry. Chancel: C14, lower than nave; restored two-light windows to
north and south and three-light east window, with trefoil-headed lights
and quatrefoil and mouchette tracery; gabled dresser tomb engaged to south
with labelled three-centred arch to recess and diapered edge to table

INTERIOR, Nave: Of three bays, north and south arcades similar, of
which the south is original; octagonal columns, moulded capitals to pointed
arches; rendered wall with plain arch to west, remainder of interior and
fittings by Street, including north arcade, pointed, heavily moulded chancel
arch on corbelled stub columns and collar trussed roof with arch braces,
toothed lower faces, cusped wind braces and struts forming trefoils. North
aisle: Squat engaged marble columns up to springing of rear arch of east
window to Bridgeman Chapel and pointed arch to Chancel, the latter with
heavily undercut stiff leaf capitals on double columns. Chancel: inlaid
marble floor and similar roof to Nave, but with brattished wall plate,
continued in vestry. Trefoil-headed and marble columned sedilia, piscina
and aumbry; circular font on engaged marble columns and carved spike cover,
octagonal pulpit on similar base, all by Street; part-painted timber reredos
arcaded screen of 1876, circular brass communion rail and brass and
wrought-iron screen of floral diaper pattern between Chancel and North Aisle; C19
choir stalls with poppy head finial. Painted timber altar with slender
columns at angles, capped by armorials, to Bridgeman Chapel. Glass mid
C19: aisles by Wailes, chancel by Hardman and east window by Burlison and
Grylls, C20 east window to north aisle. Monuments: framed bas-relief
marble angel to north and German wooden bas relief of Nativity to south
of Chancel; three inscribed oval and circular monuments in marble and stone
1776-1849 to Dickenson family, Engraving dated 1797 in vestry shows
church before Street's alterations.

Listing NGR: SJ8085112232

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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