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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Hawkesbury, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5807 / 51°34'50"N

Longitude: -2.3359 / 2°20'9"W

OS Eastings: 376819

OS Northings: 186925

OS Grid: ST768869

Mapcode National: GBR 0N0.XXS

Mapcode Global: VH95N.GJGL

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 3 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34317

Location: Hawkesbury, South Gloucestershire, GL9

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Hawkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hawkesbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

ST 78 NE
4/104 Parish Church of St Mary
the Virgin

G.V. I

Parish Church (Anglican). C12th but on the site of a Saxon church; Early
English, early C13th (Chancel); C14th; the majority of the church is in the
Perpendicular style of the late C14th and C15th, restored 1882 - 85 by
W Wood Bethell of Bristol. West tower; nave with clerestorey; south aisle and
chapel; north and south porches; chancel. Rubble, coursed and random, squared
to tower, with freestone dressings, ashlar north porch; Cotswold stone slate
roof to chancel. West tower: C15th of 6 stages with diagonal buttresses;
small Perpendicular embattled parapet with gargoyles, C19th spirelet at
south-east at top of south-east stair turret; single plain square headed windows
to bell chamber. Nave: roof raised and clerestorey surmounted by embattled
parapet added in C15th, tall 3-light square headed Perpendicular windows
with cusped heads and under drip moulds; lower windows to clerestorey with
cill band; buttresses with set-offs. Chancel: 2 lancet windows with roll
mould surrounds, north-east window is early C14th. Y-tracery with cusped
heads and cusped rere-arch on interior; restored Perpendicular 5-light east
window; single lancet and 3-light windows (as Nave) on south side.
South Aisle: Perpendicular windows as Nave. South Arch: plain 2 storeys,
late Perpendicular with C18th sundial. North Porch: C15th; 2 storeys, diagonal
buttresses with attached pinnacles to upper stages; plain parapet; 2-light
cross window with cusped heads and under drip mould which has carved head
stops. Interior: North doorway: Romanesque, 2 orders of roll moulding and outer
arch decorated with dogtooth moulding; mutilated stoup. Nave; 4 bay arcade
to south aisle with octagonal piers; the roof is a late C19th copy of the
Perpendicular roof. South aisle - 2 ashlar doorways with 4-centred heads
to rood stair and loft. Chapel - trefoil headed piscina. Chancel: Early
English chancel arch with stiff stalk capital to south, but extensively
rebuilt when the Nave roof was raised; C14th tomb recess or Easter sepulchre
with cinquefoil canopy on north wall; double piscina with 2 centre heads
which continue as cill bands on both sides of the Chancel. C15th roof.
Pulpit: C15th, restored, with trefoil head panels and enriched top carved
with vine leaf ornament, the vase stem incorporates fragments of Saxon
interlaced work. Font: C17th but possibly a remodelling of an earlier
font, octagonal bowl decorated with lozenges, fluted stem. Pews: C17th box
pews, cut down and remodelled by Wood Bethell. Glass: reassembled mediaeval
fragments in north window of nave, represents St Giles. Monuments: South aisle;
an excellent chest tomb to Edward Cosin, 1689, with Ionic columns and heraldry
with scrolls and cartouche; wall plaques to Cole 1773; Parnell 1791; Jobbins
mid-C18th; Esbury 1766 by T Paty of Bristol; Curtis 1784 by W Lancashire of
Bath. North wall of nave: James Cleare 1790, by W Paty of Bristol, oval
coloured marble, trailing willow and urn. Chancel: north wall Sir Robert
Jenkinson, 1766, sarcophagus with drapery and heraldry, coloured marble;
2nd Earl of Liverpool (died 1828), 1858; M Symonds 1719: south wall, 1st
Earl of Liverpool, 1808, by R Westmacott. Verey D. The Buildings of England:
Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, 1970.

Listing NGR: ST7681886925

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