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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Roade, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1599 / 52°9'35"N

Longitude: -0.8942 / 0°53'39"W

OS Eastings: 475739

OS Northings: 251867

OS Grid: SP757518

Mapcode National: GBR BX7.GRZ

Mapcode Global: VHDSC.GZ33

Plus Code: 9C4X5454+X8

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 3 May 1968

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234941

ID on this website: 101294257

Location: St Mary's Church, Roade, West Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Roade

Built-Up Area: Roade

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Roade St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(East side)
11/124 Church of St. Mary the Virgin
03/05/68 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Mary)


Church. C12 and C13. North aisle of 1850 by E.F. Law who restored church in 1857
(chancel) and 1864 (nave), vestry/organ chamber added 1879, further C20
restoration and church hall built with link to church 1972. Chancel,
vestry/organ chamber, central tower, nave, north aisle and south porch. Coursed
limestone rubble, and slate roofs. 2-bay chancel has 3-light east window with
C19 Decorated-style tracery, 3-light Perpendicular window to north-east with
4-centred head, both with hood moulds. 1-light low-side window to north-west
with rectangular chamfered stone surround and pair of round-headed 1-light
Norman windows to south. C19 vestry to south with 1-light windows. 3-stage
central tower has single lancet windows to north and south, and similar windows
to east and west of bell-chamber stage, all with hood moulds. Middle stage has
lancet to middle bay of 3-bay blind arcades north and south with circular shafts
and carved capitals. 2-light bell-chamber openings to north and south with
trefoil-headed lights, transoms and hood moulds, plain stone-coped parapet and
recessed pyramidal lead roof with gilded ball finial and weathercock. North
aisle has lancet windows, paired to north. Nave has 2-light windows to south
with Y tracery and hood moulds and 3-light west window with stepped
pointed-arched lights and hood mould. South door has 2 orders of shafts, with
scalloped capitals, inner arch moulding with beakhead, outer arch moulding
stylized leaves or horns alternating with fruit, and hood mould. C19 gabled
south porch has double-chamfered doorway and small lancets either side, all with
hood moulds. C20 church hall extension is not of special architectural interest.
Interior: chancel has piscina with pointed trefoiled head. Tower arches, much
renewed, have 4 chamfers, the outer 2 dying into wall the inner on polygonal
responds with dog-toothed capitals. C19 roofs throughout. Plain tub font.
Perspective by E.F. Law, watercolour over pencil in ormolu shield-shaped frame
for restoration, hangs in chancel. Slate wall monuments to Susanna Henshaw
d.1706, Stephen Hoe Senior d.1713, John Henshaw d.1762, with scull and cross
bones, and Reverend Stephen Hoe Henshaw, d.1772.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p386; The History of St. Mary the
Virgin, Roade, (guide book) 1982)

Listing NGR: SP7573951867

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