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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stretton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8341 / 52°50'2"N

Longitude: -1.6248 / 1°37'29"W

OS Eastings: 425374

OS Northings: 326354

OS Grid: SK253263

Mapcode National: GBR 5DH.B1R

Mapcode Global: WHCG6.01K4

Plus Code: 9C4WR9MG+J3

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 12 March 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273655

ID on this website: 101293648

Location: St Mary's Church, Stretton, East Staffordshire, DE13

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Stretton

Built-Up Area: Burton upon Trent

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Stretton with Claymills St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SK 22 NE
4/76 Church of St Mary
- II*

Parish church. 1895-7 by Micklethwaite & Somers Clarke for John Gretton
of Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton, Brewers. Sandstone ashlar, tiled roofs to
nave and chancel, copper to aisles. Powerful and poised Decorated style.
Tower, nave, chancel, north and south aisles (both with porches) and vestry
to transept. Tower: substantial; rising at the crossing, screened at the
base by the south aisle and vestry; of approximately 4 stages, angle
buttresses of 4 stages, deep parapet to pyramidal roof; heavily rebated,
pointed bell chamber openings, 2 to each face; quatrefoil panel to central
stage and Tudor arch panel tracery 4-light window to south at clerestory
level. Nave: tall, on plinth, with deep clerestory, crenellated parapet
and 4, pointed 2-light windows; deeply chamfered (almost octagonal) bold
towers at western end flanking west end window, pointed of 5 lights and
elaborate geometric tracery. Chancel: of same height as nave and continuing
nave details for one bay only, framed at east by diagonal buttresses;
5-light pointed East window. South aisle: pent to nave of 6 bays, the
west bay occupied by the south porch; low-pitched, parapetted roof and
diagonal 3-stage buttresses to pointed deeply rebated entrance arch; aisle
bays also divided by 3-stage buttresses, 2 shorter bays corresponding to
tower with gabletted cappings over parapet; Tudor-arched, trefoil-headed
3-light windows with curvilinear tracery. North aisle: similar to south
up to tower then gabled 2-storey vestry appearing as a full-scale transept;
octagonal tower against east side of gable. Interior: nave of 4 bays,
pointed-arch arcades on octagonal columns; pointed chancel tower arches.
Exposed beamed ceiling to nave; boarded barrel vault to chancel; substantial
stone screen to chancel, continued in similar style to both aisles; wrought
iron gates with brass fleurons; blind arcade to north aisle. Piscina and
sedilia of 5 pointed bays. Pulpit: oak, small, octagonal on stone stand.
Font: of Purbeck marble, well figured octagonal bowl and ornate moulded
stand, octagonal spire cover. Glass: the East window was designed by
Sir William Richmond. B.o.E.

Listing NGR: SK2537426354

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