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Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Potsgrove, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.959 / 51°57'32"N

Longitude: -0.6166 / 0°36'59"W

OS Eastings: 495155

OS Northings: 229851

OS Grid: SP951298

Mapcode National: GBR F2S.0YB

Mapcode Global: VHFR4.81D1

Plus Code: 9C3XX95M+J9

Entry Name: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 23 February 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38173

ID on this website: 101321686

Location: St Mary's Church, Potsgrove, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Potsgrove

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Battlesden with Pottesgrove

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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23.2.61 Church of Saint Mary the
Former Parish Church, now redundant. C14, heavily reworked by JD.Sedding
1880-81. Course rubble, mostly ironstone with some clunch. Ashlar dressings.
Clay tile roofs. Chancel and nave with NW bell-turret. Chancel has 5-light
depressed 2-centred-arched E window with panel tracery. N and S elevations
each have 2 2-light pointed-arched windows with variety of tracery. Nave has
3 windows to S elevation, 2 to N elevation, all of 2-lights, pointed-arched,
and with variety of tracery. Pointed-arched N doorway with carved heads of
man and woman to dripstone stops. Pointed-arched S doorway, under gabled
porch with pointed archway, again with carved heads to stops. Nave W
elevation has 2-light pointed window surmounted by ogival-headed niche
containing statue of Virgin and child. Octagonal ashlar bell-turret with
stone spire rises from NW corner of nave roof. 2 tiers of openings to each
side of turret, lower ones rectangular, upper ones with trefoiled heads.
Spire has lucarnes to alternate sides and has cross finial. Interior: very
plain, but retains C15 roof to nave. W nave window completely made up of
fragments of medieval glass.

Listing NGR: SP9515529851

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