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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8465 / 52°50'47"N

Longitude: -1.6516 / 1°39'5"W

OS Eastings: 423564

OS Northings: 327718

OS Grid: SK235277

Mapcode National: GBR 5D8.H8J

Mapcode Global: WHCFZ.LQR6

Plus Code: 9C4WR8WX+H9

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 12 March 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273641

ID on this website: 101374442

Location: St Mary's Church, Rolleston on Dove, East Staffordshire, DE13

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Rolleston on Dove

Built-Up Area: Rolleston on Dove

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Rolleston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Church of St Mary




Parish church. C12 and C13 with later alterations, including a restoration
of 1892 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Sandstone, mainly ashlar; C12 work is
finely coursed and dressed; red-tiled roof to nave and chancel and lead
flat roofs to aisles behind parapets. Tower (with spire), nave, aisles set
eastwards, well down line of nave, and chancel.

Tower: of three stages with
strings at stages, angle buttresses of three stages, gabletted to bottom stage;
crenellated parapet (gargoyles at angles) and stone spire of 1892.
Deeply set labelled, pointed bell chamber openings; Y-tracery and louvres, similar
but narrower west window. Nave: south side: two bays exposed, divided by
two-stage buttresses; three-light pointed Decorated window to right with reticulated
tracery; slight break to left with round-arched C12 doorway; three Decorated
bands, roll and zig-zag; later extrados band, double pilasters with scalloped
capitals, boarded doors. North side of nave has one bay exposed with unusual
window of C17 appearance; three trefoil-headed lights and criss-cross panel over
with trefoils within panels under flat head. South aisle: of 1892. Three
bays divided by two-stage buttresses, larger bay to east, labelled two-light
pointed reticulated tracery windows to all but east bay containing a small
pointed Priest's door. North aisle: of four bays divided by two-stage buttresses.
Inner windows small C19 pointed with two lights, three-light pointed to right,
three-light to east end with geometric tracery. Pent porch to north-west side
of aisle, small two-light pointed windows to sides and labelled pointed arch
to boarded door. Chancel: longer than nave and part-screened by aisles of
approximately two bays; three-light pointed east windows, three-light
cinquefoil-headed window to north.

INTERIOR: two-bay nave. Arcades both sides pointed,
on octagonal columns; tower (very low-set) and chancel arches simple,
pointed; nave roof of four bays; collar and arched braces with cusped screens;
curved wind braces to purlin and ridge; two-bay scissor truss to chancel;
cambered tie to north aisle. Pulpits: octagonal, fretted oak on base stone
and C19-octagonal stone pulpit with quatrefoil panelled sides at west end.
Font: octagonal stone with boarded and close to rim. Wooden screen to
tower. Stained glass in chancel by Kempe. MONUMENTS: Bishop Sherburne
of Chichester of 1536: recumbent figure reset in north wall of chancel,
torso divided by cartouche block; sanctuary: Thomas Caldwell, died 1554,
circa 1600 stone kneeling figures of lady and gentleman flank central
figure, all within corbelled portico, decorated frieze to niche in centre,
coat-of-arms, cartouche and arrow at base; south aisle: Sir Edward
Mosley, died 1638, aedicular, stone; four black columns around reclining
figure on chest support frieze canopy with coat-of-arms and cartouche to
centre flanked by figures; obelisks at angles and strapwork in low relief
to back-panel; ceiling of canopy in embossed fleurons; Wilman memorial
1692: architraves and coat-of-arms in cartouche apron below; south aisle:
plaques to Oswald Mosley 1789; John Peploe Mosley, 1834; Sir Oswald
Mosley, 1871 (Gothic); Sir Thos Mosley 1890 (Gothic); Sir Oswald Mosley,
1915 (Neo-Classical). There is also an inscribed plaque of a knight and
lady set into the north side of the arch into the vestry.

Listing NGR: SK2356927718

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