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Church St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Bolnhurst and Keysoe, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2501 / 52°15'0"N

Longitude: -0.4283 / 0°25'41"W

OS Eastings: 507390

OS Northings: 262490

OS Grid: TL073624

Mapcode National: GBR G0P.SN2

Mapcode Global: VHFPP.JPFX

Entry Name: Church St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36202

Location: Bolnhurst and Keysoe, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Bolnhurst and Keysoe

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Keysoe

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


15/26 Church of St Mary The Virgin

13.7.64 I

Parish Church, late C12-C15. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings.
Chancel, N chapel, nave, S porch, N aisle, W tower. Chancel: late C12 round-headed
S doorway. Reset C13 lancet, with jambs carried down for sedilia, to S wall. C14
E window. C15 2-bay N arcade, W bay blocked by organ. C14 chancel arch. N chapel:
C15 N wall W window reuses earlier work. Nave: c1340 3 bay N arcade, roof-loft door
to NE. 2 C15 windows to S wall, E one set in C14 jambs. C15 clerestory, with S
windows bigger than N ones. Embattled parapet. late C12 S doorway with semi-
circular head. Mid C14 S porch: square-headed side windows, pointed arched doorway,
surmounted by worn image niche. N aisle: 2 C14 N windows, 2-centred arched N doorway
Recent restoration visible outside. main parapet. Early C15 4-stage W tower.
Angle buttresses rise to top, surmounted by crocketed pinnacles. Embattled parapet,
octagonal spire with 3 tiers of lights. C18 inscription to W wall. Interior: C14
octagonal font on octagonal base with gablets and inscription in French. C13 coffin
lid in N chapel. Nave has some C16 bench ends and fronts, some retaining traceried

Listing NGR: TL0739062490

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