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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blaisdon, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8358 / 51°50'8"N

Longitude: -2.4535 / 2°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 368849

OS Northings: 215338

OS Grid: SO688153

Mapcode National: GBR FY.VD0T

Mapcode Global: VH86Z.F490

Plus Code: 9C3VRGPW+8J

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354084

Location: Blaisdon, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Blaisdon

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Flaxley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Parish Church, 1856, by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Red Forest
ashlar, with grey ashlar dressings, timber porch, tiled roof with
crested ridge, shingles to spire. Nave, north aisle, with tower at
its west end, chancel, organ chamber and south porch. Nave of 4
bays, plain plinth, moulded string course at window sill level,
angled gabled buttress at west end and square-set east. Stone
gutter on carved corbels, with larger carved herds above down
pipes; gabled copings with apex cross. 3-light windows with
traceried heads, carved stops to hood moulds. Timber porch with
carved bargeboards, reticulated tracery on columns-in sides.
Chancel 2 bay, angled buttress as nave at corner, square set in
centre: two 2-light windows, otherwise as nave but corbels to eaves
are ball flower. East window 3-light with spherical triangles as
tracery to head. Tower square in three stages with projecting
stair enclosure, which starts square, changes to demi-octagon and
terminates with stone roof and finial against side of tower. 2-
light window to ground floor, second stage window trefoil in
spherical triangle, above 4 blind lancets with trefoil heads set on
attached columns: centre, openings pierced with smaller lancet with
timber louvres. Projecting eaves on corbels, broach spire above
with gablets for clock on north and south faces.
Internally, main arcade has simple arches with hoodmoulds on
quatrefoil columns, no clerestory. Carved hoodmould stops and
cornice, and corbels for trusses to open roof. Chancel roof
boarded, panelled pointed barrel vault. Encaustic tiles to floor.
Font elaborate bowl on stem, with 4 marble columns set outside, all
on octagonal base. Decorative stone pulpit, with marble
colonnettes to corners. Alabaster reredos, carved by J. B.
Philip. (Verey, Gloucestershire 2, 1970, p. 185).

Listing NGR: SO6884915338

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