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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Dean and Shelton, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.3076 / 52°18'27"N

Longitude: -0.4852 / 0°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 503377

OS Northings: 268796

OS Grid: TL033687

Mapcode National: GBR G00.B50

Mapcode Global: VHFPG.J8WC

Plus Code: 9C4X8G57+2W

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36258

Location: Dean and Shelton, Bedford, PE28

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Dean and Shelton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shelton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


1/59 Church of St Mary the Virgin

13.7.64 I

Parish Church. Mainly C14. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Lead
roofs. West tower, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, chancel, N chapel. Late C14
2-stage tower. Plain parapet with crocketed pinnacles set diagonally at angles.
Ogee-headed image niche above ground storey west window. 3-bay nave. N arcade
mainly late C12, W bay rebuilt late C14. S arcade copies N arcade, but probably
late C14. Clerestory added C15. N aisle, late C12 origins, widened and lengthened
C14. S aisle added late C14, with C15 fenestration, embattled parapet. Late C12
or early C15 S doorway, moved out when aisle added. Chancel, of C12 origin,
remodelled C14. 5-light E window with unusual tracery. C15 window inserted E of
S wall. C13 chancel arch. C14 2-bay arcade to N chapel. Mid C14 N chapel has
3-light E window with flowing tracery. N chapel and aisle windows have mask drip-
stones to labels. Traces of various wall paintings: texts in nave, 2 in N aisle
N wall, one of St Christopher, one of St Michael and the Virgin weighing souls.
Pulpit, some pewing and part of screen C15 or early C16. C14 circular font on
8 shafts.

Listing NGR: TL0337768796

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