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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stotfold, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0151 / 52°0'54"N

Longitude: -0.2232 / 0°13'23"W

OS Eastings: 522029

OS Northings: 236680

OS Grid: TL220366

Mapcode National: GBR J6H.QC6

Mapcode Global: VHGNF.2MV1

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37900

Location: Stotfold, Central Bedfordshire, SG5

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Stotfold

Built-Up Area: Stotfold

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stotfold

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

Church of Saint Mary
31.10.66 the Virgin


Parish Church. C12 origins, reworked C13, C14 and C15, with chancel rebuilt
1890. Mostly cobblestones with some limestone rubble. Ashlar dressings.
Slate roofs. Tower rendered. Chancel and S vestry, nave, N aisle, S aisle, S
porch, W tower. Embattled parapets throughout. Windows mostly C15 with some
C19 restoration. Chancel and S vestry:rebuilt 1890. 3-light E window, 2-
light windows, 2 to N, one to S, all with 4-centred arches. Vestry has small
square-headed window. C15 chancel arch. Nave: C12, reworked C14, heightened
C15. C14 3-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides. C15 clerestory has 3 3-
light windows with 4-centred heads to each side. N aisle: E bay apparently
originally C13 N transept, incorporated into C14 aisle. elevation has 2 3-
light pointed-arched windows and one 2-light window with square head. E wall
has 3-light pointed-arched window. W wall has 3-light 4-centred arched window.
Pointed-arched N doorway under square head. S aisle: C14. S elevation has 2
3-light pointed-arched windows. W elevation has C14 2-light pointed-arched
window. E elevation has 3-light 4-centred-arched window. S porch: C15. 2-
light windows with square heads to W and E. Pointed-arched doorway under square
head. W tower: C15. 3 stages, with 4-stage angle buttresses. W elevation
ground stage has pointed-arched doorway under square head, surmounted by 3-light
2-centred-headed window. Bell-stage has paired 2-light pointed-arched windows
to each side. Interior: C15 timbering to N aisle roof, C19 roofs elsewhere.
C19 pewing. C14 octagonal font with carved quatrefoil panels. Fragments of
medieval glass to N aisle middle window. Rood staircase to NE corner of nave,
lower entrance to N side. C14 image niche to SE corner of nave. Same
grotesque head stops to arcade labels, apparently reworked C20.

Listing NGR: TL2202936680

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