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The Old Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.9107 / 49°54'38"N

Longitude: -6.304 / 6°18'14"W

OS Eastings: 91109

OS Northings: 10045

OS Grid: SV911100

Mapcode National: GBR BXTX.H8M

Mapcode Global: VGYC4.PH5V

Plus Code: 8CXMWM6W+79

Entry Name: The Old Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141210

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62476

ID on this website: 101141210

Location: The Old Church, Old Town, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, TR21

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: St. Mary's

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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1358-0/8/108 The Old Church of St. Mary


Church. C12 with rebuildings of 1666, 1743 and C19; restored
from dereliction in 1830s for Augustus Smith, Lord Proprietor
of the Islands; second restoration of 1890 for Rev W.E.
Groves. Roughly coursed rubble granite with ashlar dressings;
stone-coped gabled slate roof. Single-cell plan with north
porch. East gable, rebuilt 1743, has 2-light above 3-light
chamfered stone-mullioned windows; apex cross of c1200 to
gable. South side has similar 2-light mullioned window. North
side has similar window to centre, C19 round-headed doorway to
right and porch to left with 1666 datestone above
segmental-arched north doorway and chamfered surround to small
west window. West gable with bellcote of two unmoulded piers
of rubble. Interior: C12 north door (to porch) has
roll-moulded jambs with scalloped capitals to round arch with
solid stone tympanum. Two mid C17 marble tablets on guttae
brackets. Late C19 east window has Crucifixion flanked by
Virgin Mary and St.John.
(P Laws: The Buildings of Scilly: Redruth: 1980-: 5; Buildings
of England: Pevsner, N and Ratcliffe, E: Cornwall: London:
1951-1970: 209) .

Listing NGR: SV9110910045

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