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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Stoke Edith, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0629 / 52°3'46"N

Longitude: -2.579 / 2°34'44"W

OS Eastings: 360403

OS Northings: 240656

OS Grid: SO604406

Mapcode National: GBR FR.DBWF

Mapcode Global: VH85R.7DYY

Plus Code: 9C4V3C7C+4C

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 11 October 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1099825

English Heritage Legacy ID: 155029

Location: Stoke Edith, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Stoke Edith

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Stoke Edith

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Church of St Mary

(Formerly listed as Parish Church)




Parish church. C14 west tower with C17 recessed needle spire capped in
1940, nave and chancel rebuilt between 1740 and 1743 by Henry Flitcroft,
Clerk of Works to Crown for Thomas Foley. Dressed and coursed sandstone
rubble to tower with ashlar dressings. Stuccoed brick nave and chancel,
slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel. West tower, four stages with
diagonal buttressing and recessed needle spire (now capped); 2-light
windows to bell-stage and single lights to lower stages, door to west
on ground floor; nave and chancel, five bays, doorways to first and
last bays with moulded architraves and panelled doors, oculus above
each door, three semicircular-headed arched windows with pronounced
keystones and imposts, brackets to sills.

INTERIOR: pair of giant Tuscan
columns separate entrance bay and body of church, similar columns separate
marbled chancel end. Fittings: contemporary box pews remain intact.
Font: small marble bowl supported on wrought-iron stand. Monuments: on
north wall of entrance bay, late C15 tomb with alabaster effigy of female
in contemporary dress; many other wall tablets commemorating members of
Foley family.

Listing NGR: SO6040040654

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