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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Welsh Newton, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 51.8585 / 51°51'30"N

Longitude: -2.728 / 2°43'40"W

OS Eastings: 349961

OS Northings: 218022

OS Grid: SO499180

Mapcode National: GBR FK.T3Y1

Mapcode Global: VH86M.NKP3

Plus Code: 9C3VV75C+CR

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 25 February 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421105

ID on this website: 101224918

Location: St Mary's Church, Welsh Newton, County of Herefordshire, NP25

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Welsh Newton

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Welsh Newton and Llanrothal

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Church of St Mary




Parish church. C13, C14 alteration and additions, C16 roof. Restored
1869 by Hans F Price of Weston-super-Mare. Coursed sandstone rubble,
worked rubble dressings, artificial stone slates to roof. West tower,
nave and chancel with south porch and north vestry.

West belfry tower:
two stages with short octagonal broached spire, projecting plinth and
moulded string course, further string course to belfry stage, short
clasping buttresses, square headed vents to belfry, weathervane to spire,
weatherings to earlier roof line to east side. Four bay nave and two bay
chancel in one; one lancet to west and four similar lancets to east of
south porch; gabled dormer to light rood screen, 2-light window with
trefoiled ogee-headed lights and quatrefoil, hoodmould, gable surmounted
by small stone cross at apex; three short stepped buttresses. Gabled
south porch, pointed arched doorway of two orders; inner rounded and
outer chamfered, chamfered jambs square stone stoup against inner east
wall. East window designed 1862 by J P Seddon, executed by Powell of

INTERIOR: continuous ceiled waggon roof with moulded members
and small square bosses. One moulded tie beam and cut ends of one other
remain of earlier roof, moulded wooden wall plate with red crosses on
tie-beam stubs. Fine stone rood screen: three bays, central narrower bay
with 2-centred arch, outer segmental pointed arches, two moulded orders,
octagonal piers and semi-octagonal responds with moulded bases and capitals,
hoodmoulds to arches and hollow chamfered cornice with ball flower ornament.
Fittings: C12 font, plain circular bowl with tapering sides, squat circular
base. Stone seat in north wall of chancel with shaped arm rests. Piscina
in east splay of south-east window of chancel; small trefoil headed recess.
The red crosses marked on the wall-plate and cut end, of tie-beams probably
refer to the Knights Templar who held the church until 1312 when it passed
to the Knights Hospitaller.

Listing NGR: SO4996118022

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