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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Merton Park, London

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Latitude: 51.4101 / 51°24'36"N

Longitude: -0.2025 / 0°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 525112

OS Northings: 169434

OS Grid: TQ251694

Mapcode National: GBR CG.TY5

Mapcode Global: VHGRB.FTTC

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 May 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205015

Location: Merton, London, SW19

County: London

District: Merton

Electoral Ward/Division: Merton Park

Built-Up Area: Merton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Merton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

TQ 2569
(south side)
11/17 Church of St Mary

Parish church. C12 and later, much restored; chancel early C13; C15, restored,
north porch; north aisle of 1866 by B Ferrey; south aisle of 1856 by F Digweed.
West arch of 1897 by H G Quartermain. Knapped flint facing, stone dressings.
Tiled roof to eaves (partly renewed). 4-bay nave, 4-bay chancel, north porch, short
shingled broach spire to west; no clerestory (dormers). 2-light nave windows,
pointed to taller north aisle, square headed with perpendicular style tracery to
south aisle; buttresses between. 3 pointed lancets survive to chancel; other side
windows 2-light; east window an insertion of 3-lights, perpendicular tracery.
Pointed arched moulded west door with head stops. North door C12 reset; zigzag
decoration to voussoirs, scalloped capitals to shafted jambs; old timber door with
fine C12 wrought iron work (hinges and decoration). Interior: Nave with alternating
circular and octagonal columns to pointed arcades. Open timber roof with tie beams.
4 bay chancel with fine capitalless ashlar wall arcades, early C13 and elaborate
c1400 crown-post roof with moulded tie beams and coved edges. Old timber door to
south side of chancel with C12 wrought iron work. South east window of chancel
with circa 1400 head of Jesus in tracery light. Several wall monuments including
that to Cook family with draped female figure by R J Wyatt (1832) and wall monument
to Gregory Lovell of Merton, (d 1597) etc. Reredos 1889, Ewan Christian. C19 font,
pews, pulpit, lectern. Hatchments. 1 window in south aisle of 1907 by Morris and

Listing NGR: TQ2511269434

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

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