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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Essendine, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.7026 / 52°42'9"N

Longitude: -0.4489 / 0°26'56"W

OS Eastings: 504902

OS Northings: 312789

OS Grid: TF049127

Mapcode National: GBR FV7.FBS

Mapcode Global: WHGLR.2BHF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 June 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187090

Location: Essendine, Rutland, PE9

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Essendine

Built-Up Area: Essendine

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Essendine St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


6.6.61 Church of St Mary


Church, C12 and C13. C19 roofs, restorations and chancel rebuilding. Coursed
rubble with ashlar dressings to nave, squared rubble to chancel. Coped gable-ended
stone tile roofs. Nave and slightly taller chancel, without aisles. Double
bellcote on west gable. C13 and later fenestration, restored. South wall of
chancel, "low-side" window in form of quatrefoil in square panel. Very fine C12
south doorway, flanked by single spiral-fluted shafts with cushion capitals carrying
round chevron-moulded arch. Round hood-mould with lozenge decoration above.
Tympanum with half-length figure of Christ blessing, flanked by angels. Jambs
carved with scenes including ?Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Pointed chancel
arch with chevron moulding. Said originally to have been the Chapel to Essendine
Castle, the site of which adjoins the church to the north-east.

Listing NGR: TF0490212789

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

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