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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Mymms, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7254 / 51°43'31"N

Longitude: -0.2332 / 0°13'59"W

OS Eastings: 522127

OS Northings: 204445

OS Grid: TL221044

Mapcode National: GBR J9Z.V55

Mapcode Global: VHGPR.XW2N

Plus Code: 9C3XPQG8+5P

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100951

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158545

Location: North Mymms, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: North Mymms

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: North Mymms

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Church. Mostly C14; upper parts of W tower mid C15. S Porch and
Vestry added c.1860 when the whole church was restored. Rubble
and flint walls. Stone dressings. Machine tile roofs. W tower
has diagonal buttresses. C14 arched door in 2 orders with
foliage capitals and squares. 3-light contemporary window above;
those of 3rd and 4th stages in 1 and 2 lights of c.1440-50. N
aisle has 3-light Decorated style windows. N chapel added 1328-
9. Circa 1970 N extension joins N aisle. Restored chancel walls
and E window. Nave has 3 arcade arches on octagonal piers.
Triple chamfered chancel arch with traces of intended crossing
tower and transept arches. Good monuments. N chancel wall:
c.1360 brass of priest, probably Flemish; 3 brasses on S wall
of C15 and C16. Large standing monument on N side of chancel
next to altar to John Lord Somers (d. 1716) by P Scheemakers:
marble door at foot leading to vestry, life-size figure of
Justice above against a white obelisk. N nave aisle has wall
monuments of C18: corner monument to George Jarvis (d. 1716) with
demi figure in niche tabernacle; to Lydia Mews (d. 1751): panel
with fluted pilasters. Against N wall of nave aisle is C16 chest
tomb with figure on top panel in inlaid lead outline. Nearby
1795 monument to J Hickson by J Bacon. Oak hexagonal C16 pulpit
with shallow carved panels. (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2212704445

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