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Church of Saint Mary Magdalen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westoning, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9841 / 51°59'2"N

Longitude: -0.5043 / 0°30'15"W

OS Eastings: 502812

OS Northings: 232792

OS Grid: TL028327

Mapcode National: GBR G3V.K9T

Mapcode Global: VHFR0.6DRB

Plus Code: 9C3XXFMW+J7

Entry Name: Church of Saint Mary Magdalen

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38101

Location: Westoning, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Westoning

Built-Up Area: Westoning

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Westoning

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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21/119 Church of Saint Mary
23.1.61 Magdalen


Parish church. C12 origins, rebuilt C14, with C15 additions and alterations.
Restored c.1857 by William Slater. Coursed rubble, mixture of ironstone,
limestone and cobblestones. Ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N
vestry, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. Embattled parapets to all
parts except chancel. Chancel: C14, except roof, E end and windows reworked
C19. 3-light pointed-arched E window. S elevation has 2 pointed-arched 2-
light windows and pointed-arched priest's door. N elevation has similar
windows flanking doorway onto vestry. N vestry: C19, with slate roof.
Nave: C14. Original steep-pitched roof (still visible in tower E wall)
replaced by shallower one when aisle walls raised C15. 3-bay pointed-arched
arcades to both sides, with chancel arch in same style. C15 tower arch. N
aisle: N elevation has 2 3-light pointed-arched windows, only central lights
trefoiled. Pointed-arched N doorway. E elevation has 3-light pointed-arched
window with cusped sexfoil in circle in head. C15 W window has 3 lights under
depressed arch. S aisle: similar fenestration to N aisle, except 2 S windows
have more ornate C15 tracery. Pointed-arched doorway. S porch: C14, with
parvis above. Pointed archway surmounted by image niche and small square-
headed window lighting parvis. Access to parvis by staircase at NE angle
opening onto aisle. W tower: C15, reworked C19. 3 stages, with angle
buttresses to W, C19 semi-octagonal stair turret to NE angle, and short leaded
spire. Bell-stage has 2-light pointed-arched window to each side. W
elevation ground stage has pointed-arched doorway surmounted by 2-light
pointed-arched window. Interior: nave and aisles have C15 roofs, with
moulded beams and foliate bosses. C19 pewing. C13 font with round bowl on
single column. A few rather plain wall monuments, mostly C19.

Listing NGR: TL0281232792

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