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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Potton, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1296 / 52°7'46"N

Longitude: -0.2065 / 0°12'23"W

OS Eastings: 522864

OS Northings: 249437

OS Grid: TL228494

Mapcode National: GBR J55.GM0

Mapcode Global: VHGMV.CQPT

Plus Code: 9C4X4QHV+RC

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38402

Location: Potton, Central Bedfordshire, SG19

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Potton

Built-Up Area: Potton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Potton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 2249
12/28 Church of St Mary
Parish church. C13 origins, C14, C15 and early C16. Restored 1889 by Somers
Clarke and J T Micklethwaite (Beds Mercury. 7th September 1889). Mixture of
cobblestones and ironstone. Ashlar dressings. Mixture of plain and embattled
parapets. Chancel, S chapel, nave, N transept, N aisle, S aisle, N porch, W
tower. Chancel: C13 origins, reworked C15. C19 pointed-arched 3-light E
window. N elevation has square-headed 3-light window to E and 4-centre headed
2-light window to W, both C15. Between these is 4-centred arched doorway
surmounted by small C13 lancet. Immediately W of NW window is single light.
Below NE window is piscina, orignally serving NE vestry. C16 2-bay S arcade.
S chapel: C16. 2 S windows and one E window, all of 3 lights under 4-centred
heads. C19 4-centred S doorway. Nave: C13 origins, mainly C14. 5-bay C14
arcades to both sides. S one earlier, with compound piers. N one with
octagonal columns. Clerestory has 5 C15 square-headed windows to each side,
all of 2 lights except for SE one of 3 lights. N transept: C13 origins. E
elevation has C15 3-light 4-centred arched window, and small window to SE
lighting inserted C15 rood stair. N elevation has C19 3-light window. N
aisle: C14, reworked C15. 4-centred arched C15 windows, W one of 3 lights, NW
one of 4 lights, other N ones of 2 lights. C14 N doorway. S aisle: C14,
reworked C15. One W window, 3 S windows, all C15, of 3 lights under 4-centred
heads. N porch: C15, with parvis above reached by stairs at SE angle. Lower
stage has 4-centred arches to W and N. Parvis lit by 2-light square-headed
windows to W and N. W tower: C15, of 4 stages, with semi-circular stair
turret projecting from NE angle. W elevation has C19 pointed-arched doorway
to ground stage and 3-light 4-centred arched window to 2nd stage. Bell-stage
has pointed-arched 2-light windows to all sides. Interior: rather plain. All
roofs repaired C19, but retain much of original moulded timbering, that to S
aisle C14, elsewhere C15 and C16. C19 pewing. Circular font of uncertain
date. E wall of porch retains indents of brass to a priest, central indent in
shape of chalice.

Listing NGR: TL2286449437

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