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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II* Listed Building in Broadwas, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1938 / 52°11'37"N

Longitude: -2.3599 / 2°21'35"W

OS Eastings: 375496

OS Northings: 255126

OS Grid: SO754551

Mapcode National: GBR 0DM.J5Q

Mapcode Global: VH92R.14S1

Plus Code: 9C4V5JVR+G2

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 29 July 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349345

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151691

ID on this website: 101349345

Location: St Mary Magdalene's Church, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR6

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Broadwas

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: The Lower Teme Valley Parish

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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3/9 Church of St Mary
29.7.59 Magdalene


Parish church. Late C12 origin with later additions, restored by Charles
Hodgson Fowler, FRIBA, c1885. Partly coursed sandstone rubble, partly
sandstone ashlar, tiled roofs; timber-framed, weatherboarded bell turret.
2 bay chancel, 4 bay nave with south chapel, south porch and west extension
enclosing bell turret. Predominantly Decorated style. Chancel Stonework
much repaired and refaced; late C19 4-light east window; north elevation
has 2 lancets; south elevation has a lancet and a late C19 flat-headed 2-
light window. Nave North elevation: 2 buttresses with offsets; C16 flat-
headed 2-light window at east end, 2 lancets flanking narrow, round-headed
doorway and an additional lancet at west end. South elevation: lancet and
C15 flat-headed 2-light window at west end. South chapel Founded in 1344.
Separate roof with parapets and kneelers at gable ends; ashlar built;
central and corner buttresses with gabled weatherings; east wall has 2 cusped
lancets and a wheel window with mouchette tracery in gable above; two 2-
light windows in south wall; all windows have hoodmoulds the returns of
which continue as a string course. South porch is situated immediately west
of chapel opposite the north doorway and is an 1881 replacement of former
C14 porch. Timber-frame on sandstone base; gabled, tiled roof; Perpendicular
style infill panels, now glazed. C13 pointed arched south doorway within
deeply splayed and moulded reveals; 2 nook-shafts with foliated capitals set
each side the outer capitals having the remains of heads which face each other
across the doorway; hood-mould with foliated label stops. Bell turret Masonry
enclosing turret of probably C13 date; buttresses at gable ends; 3 lancets in
west elevation and 3 rows of close-set vertical studding in gable, 6 central
panels of which are glazed; turret on square base; 4 traceried bell-chamber
openings below pyramidal roof and weathercock. Interior Chancel arch removed,
probably in C16. South chapel arcade of 2 bays with compound pier of 4
engaged shafts, moulded caps and bases. Nave roof C19, trusses have braced
collars reinforced into tie-beam; wagon roofs to chancel and chapel. Bell-
turret framework is primarily late C19 and is separated from nave by plain
timber screen enclosing vestry beneath; gallery space above with Jacobean.
balcony railing. Chancel floor laid with C16 tiles; piscina within cusped
arch in chancel and chapel; grotesque heads on label stops of south windows
in chapel; octagonal font on circular stem with scalloped top; richly carved
octagonal pulpit, dated 1632, also tester. C17 pews at north west end of
nave; 3 C18 wall memorials and 2 early C17 tomb slabs in chancel. Chair in
chancel dated 1647; panel of medieval glass in east lancet on north side of

Listing NGR: SO7549655126

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