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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Waterdine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3796 / 52°22'46"N

Longitude: -3.1176 / 3°7'3"W

OS Eastings: 324023

OS Northings: 276312

OS Grid: SO240763

Mapcode National: GBR B1.R93B

Mapcode Global: VH68Z.XG65

Plus Code: 9C4R9VHJ+RX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176366

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257312

ID on this website: 101176366

Location: St Mary's Church, Llanfair Waterdine, Shropshire, LD7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Llanfair Waterdine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Llanfair Waterdine

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Parish church. 1854 on earlier site, by T. Nicholson. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; slate roof. Four bay nave, three bay north aisle, integral north-west tower, south porch, two bay chancel, and north vestry; C14 Gothic style. Plinth; buttresses, diagonal at corners; verge parapets.

Tower: Two stages; string course to battlemented octagonal top stage with ogee-headed bell chamber openings.

Nave: windows with two trefoil-headed lights and returned hoodmoulds; moulded arched doorway in second bay from left with boarded door; gabled porch with chamfered arch, boarded doors, inscribed: "DOMINUS CUSTODET INTROITUM TUUM" above, and side benches within; west window with two trefoil-headed lights and Y-tracery.

North aisle: paired ogee-headed lights.

Chancel: ogee-headed lancets with returned hoodmoulds; east window with three trefoiled ogee-headed lights, trefoiled tracery, and returned hoodmould.

Interior: single framed roofs with braced collars and crested wall plates; four bay north aisle arcade with octagonal piers, moulded bases and capitals, and double chamfered arches; double chamfered chancel arch, dying into responds; C19 octagonal stone font with wooden cover; communion rails made up from parts of late mediaeval screen carved with foliage including vines and grapes, figures, lions, dragons, and inscription; pews with the names of farms in the parish painted on; circa 1620 communion table.

The former spire was demolished in 1975.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 November 2016.

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