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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Marden, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.1197 / 52°7'10"N

Longitude: -2.7144 / 2°42'51"W

OS Eastings: 351180

OS Northings: 247058

OS Grid: SO511470

Mapcode National: GBR FL.8M8Y

Mapcode Global: VH858.WZVF

Plus Code: 9C4V479P+V6

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153989

Location: Marden, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Marden

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Marden with Amberley and Wisteston

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

Tagged with: Church building

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Church of St Mary




Parish church. C13 and C14 with major rebuilding of nave in 1858 by
T Nicholson. Coursed sandstone rubble mostly dressed, ashlar to tower,
slate nave and aisle roofs, stone slate chancel roof. C14 north-west
tower, aisled nave of four bays, sanctus bellcote, two-bay C14 chancel
with polygonal east end, C19 south porch.

North-west tower: three stages,
angle buttresses to north-west and north-east corners, 2-light openings
with ogee heads to bell-chamber, recessed stone spire, plain parapet
with pyramidal corner pinnacles; entry from east through low 2-centred
arch and C19 ledged door. Scars of demolished north porch incised on
east side. Nave: largely rebuilt-by Nicholson in Decorated Style, 3-
and 2-light windows with Bath stone details; three C19 quatrefoiled
clerestory lights to north and south. East end of south aisle has 2-
light ogee window probably C14. Restored C13 south doorway reset behind
south porch. Chancel: trefoiled 2-light windows with cinquefoil above,
priests' door to south side, buttress at each angle.

INTERIOR: the north
arcade has circular piers and capitals; the south octagonal equivalents;
double chamfered 2-centred chancel arch with scars of rood screen in jambs
and a squint to each side. C19 nave roof of collar trusses made of thin
scantling. Chancel roof has three king-post trusses, possibly C19. Low
piscina under trefoil head set very low. C13 or C14 dodecagonal font,
each face of which has trefoiled panel with octagonal base and restored
shaft. Late C19 stone pulpit with marble columns supported on cluster
of four heavy keel-moulded shafts. Monuments: brass to Margate Chute,
1614 and marble aedicule to Philibert Burghill died 1653 both on north
wall of chancel. On its east wall aedicule with broken pediment and
Ionic pilasters to Sara Unett, died 1732.

Listing NGR: SO5117647060

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