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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maidwell, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3853 / 52°23'7"N

Longitude: -0.9007 / 0°54'2"W

OS Eastings: 474916

OS Northings: 276936

OS Grid: SP749769

Mapcode National: GBR BTJ.F3J

Mapcode Global: VHDRD.B9PR

Plus Code: 9C4X93PX+4P

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Last Amended: 19 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360360

Also known as: St Mary the Virgin's Church, Maidwell
St Mary the Virgin's Church

ID on this website: 101067857

Location: St Mary's Church, Maidwell, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Maidwell

Built-Up Area: Maidwell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Maidwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

Tagged with: Church building Parish church

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6/107 Church of St. Mary the Virgin
02/11/54 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Mary)

- II*

Church. C12, C13. Chancel by J.P. St. Aubyn 1891. Squared coursed and regular
coursed lias and limestone with ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. Nave chancel
and west tower, Chancel of one-window range of double lancets. Triple lancet
east window with small lancet above. Lean-to projections to north and south with
single lancet to south. Gabled roof with ashlar parapet and finial. Nave; South
elevation of 3-window range, 2-light window with cusped tracery to right. 2
lancets to left. Some herringbone coursing to south wall. Gabled porch between
lancets probably C15 has double chamfered arch with 4-centred head. Banded
limestone and lias to gable with ashlar parapets and finial. Small heraldic
device above door. Inner door to nave has C12 single stepped round arch with no
responds. North elevation of nave similar with vestry gabled projection between
lancets having a 3-light window with 4-centred head. Gabled roof with ashlar
cornice, abutment, parapet and finial. West tower C13, of 3 stages; setting back
at each stage. Small west door with pointed head with 2-lighty square headed
window above with armorial plaque, probably early C18 above. 2 stage clasping
buttresses to first stage. Nook shafts at angles of second stage and single
lancet on north, south and west faces. 2-light bell chamber openings c.1705 to
each face, with inscriptions above on north and south faces. Plain parapet with
carved plaque on south face. Interior: Chancel has double chamfered arches
c.1891 to north and south projections. C13 double chamfered chancel arch and
tower arch. All nave windows have shafts. Vestry has C12 door opening similar to
south door. Stained glass: East window and all nave windows by Kempe 1892 to
1906. Monuments: In north chancel projection, Catherine Lady Gorges erected in
1634, 2 recumbent effigies with kneeling figures at head and feet probably
reset; shallow coffered arch with cartouche and strapwork. Double broken
pediment above supported on detached columns. North wall of nave. Cartouche to
Haselwood family erected in 1695 by Elizabeth Viscountess Hatton, probably by
William Stanton. South wall of nave, plain tablet to Ayshford Haselwood died
1675. Several other C18 white marble tablets. Font C18 baluster. 2 double pews
with canopies at rear of nave of St. Catherine Draughton.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.301).

Listing NGR: SP7491676936

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