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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Aston Somerville, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0392 / 52°2'21"N

Longitude: -1.9323 / 1°55'56"W

OS Eastings: 404742

OS Northings: 237869

OS Grid: SP047378

Mapcode National: GBR 3M3.49F

Mapcode Global: VHB16.G0BK

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 July 1987

Last Amended: 30 July 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399007

Location: Aston Somerville, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR12

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Aston Somerville

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Aston Somerville St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SP 03 NW ASTON SOMERVILLE CP CHURCH ROAD
Church of St Mary
3/1
30.7.59
GV I
Church. C13, with C14 additions. Restored C19. Limestone ashlar and
rubble with stone slate roof. Comprises a west tower, nave, lower chancel,
and north porch. The tower is of three stages with diagonal buttresses
and has an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles and gargoyles. The bell
openings are of two trefoiled lights with a folied opening under a pointed
head. The west window is of three lights under a pointed head with reticulated
tracery. The hood mould has carved animals as stops. The eaves height of the
nave has been raised with ashlar blocks. On the south side it has a window of
two trefoiled lights under a pointed head with quatrefoil. To its right is a
pointed doorway and a buttress with attached chimney. At the right is a
window of three trefoiled lights under a straight-sided pointed head with
intersecting tracery. This is set within a blocked pointed arch to a demolished
south chapel. On the north side the nave has three windows of two trefoiled
lights under apointed head with quatrefoil. Between the second and third
windows is a gabled porch with an outer chamfered pointed doorway. The south
wall of the chancel has a narrow window with flat head to the left of a
priest's door which has plain reveals and a blocked round arch above a lintel.
To the right is a window of two trefoiled lights under a pointed head. On
the north side of the chancel are two double-chamfered lancet windows, the
right-hand one with trefoiled head. The east window is of three cinquefoiled
lights under a pointed head with tracery. Interior: tower arch is pointed and
chamfered in two orders. The responds are engaged round columns with moulded
caps. The nave has a collar rafter-roof with soulaces and with three moulded
tie-beams. The chamfered chancel arch is depressed and two-centred. Above
the chancel is a side-purlin roof with three trusses which have raking struts
between collars and moulded tie-beams. The curved wind-braces are elbowed.
In the south wall is a piscina with pointed head. The chancel screen has
traceried openings and appears to be mainly late medieval. Memorials in the
chancel include a marble cartouche with cherubs' heads, a skull, and shield
of arms, to Mrs Rebeca Parry, died 1704, and John Parry, died 1714. The
octagonal font is carved with ropework and other decoration and appears to be
re-tooled, possibly made from a re-used piece of stone.


Listing NGR: SP0474137869

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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