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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Yate, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5435 / 51°32'36"N

Longitude: -2.4142 / 2°24'51"W

OS Eastings: 371370

OS Northings: 182816

OS Grid: ST713828

Mapcode National: GBR JZ.FTPT

Mapcode Global: VH95T.3GKL

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 3 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128753

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34843

Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Yate

Built-Up Area: Yate

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Yate

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST 78 SW YATE CHURCH ROAD (west side)

7/219 Parish Church of St. Mary the
3.3.61 Virgin

Parish Church (Anglican). C12; remodelled C13 and altered late C14/C15;
restored 1859 (interior), 1879 (chancel) by R. Nevill and 1896-97 (the stair
turret and the parapet of the tower) by W.D. Caroe; C20 additions to the north
side. West tower; north aisle; nave and south porch; north and south
transepts; chancel and north and south (Lady) Chapel. Random and coursed
sandstone rubble with freestone (oolitic limestone) dressings; stone slate
roofs. West tower: Perpendicular style of 3 stages and diagonal buttresses;
pierced and embattled parapet (1897) with corner and central crocketted pinnacles,
the central ones rise from the head of an ogee cusped canopied niche between the
blind 2-light mullioned and transomed windows of the 2nd stage; similar windows
to 3rd stage but the upper parts have pierced quatrefoils; 4-light windows to
first stage glazed to the west blank elsewhere. West door is C19 with moulded
surround, square dripmould and carved stone; polygonal stair turret at north-
east corner (1879). North aisle: two 3-light square headed Perpendicular style
windows with cusped traceried heads and mouchettes, under drip moulds. North
transept; window similar to west window. Chancel: windows as north aisle;
east window of 4-lights with cusped tracery heads; priest's door with moulded
surround and 4-centred head. South transept: 4-light window as east window;
heavily restored C12 window in west wall. South porch: roll moulded, round
headed door surround with 2 Perpendicular image niches above; south door is C15
in heavily moulded surround; C19 2 bay arch-braced collar-beam roof.
Interior. 4 bay north arcade; the east bay occupies the space of a central
tower, the collapse of which seems to have necessitated the rebuilding of the two
eastern bays which have Perpendicular piers of wave mouldings between engaged
columns with circular capitals; the west respond of the 2nd bay rests on a C13
pier and the 2 westernmost bays of the arcade are C13 with keel moulded piers and
coarsely cut floriate capitals. 2 bay chancel with piers similar to the
2 western bays of the arcade; chancel arch and arches to transepts are
Perpendicular in style. Font: C15, octagonal with quatrefoils around the bowl.
Wall painting: to west of north door a fragment of St. Christopher and a water
mill. Reassembled fragments of mediaeval glass in north chapel. Remains of
rood stair in north west corner of north chapel. The remainder of the fittings
are modern and extremely plain. Monuments: south chapel, brass to Alexander
Staples, died 1590, with 2 wives and 11 children; north chapel, Richard Hill,
died 1755, marble tablet with entablature, flat pyramid background with drapery
swag and urn finial; south transept Thomas Stokes, died 1786, by Reeves of Bath,
square marble tablet with entablature and draped urn. Ogee headed piscina in
north chapel; 4-centre headed piscina in chancel. (Verey, D, Buildings of
England: Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, l970).

Listing NGR: ST7137382815

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