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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bearley, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2428 / 52°14'34"N

Longitude: -1.7351 / 1°44'6"W

OS Eastings: 418184

OS Northings: 260547

OS Grid: SP181605

Mapcode National: GBR 4L6.65B

Mapcode Global: VHB04.WW2J

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 5 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482409

Location: Bearley, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Bearley

Built-Up Area: Bearley

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Bearley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


BEARLEY

SP16SE CHURCH LANE
1457-1/5/3 (East side)
05/04/67 Church of St Mary

GV II

Church. C12 origins, chancel walls probably late C13/early
C14, with rebuilding of 1861-2 by N Hawkes including upper
parts of walls and windows, with added bell turret, and
restorations of 1962 by Cuthbert Lord.
MATERIALS: coursed lias stone with brownish-pink brick tower
and timber belfry and plain tile roof.
EXTERIOR: continuous 4-bay nave and chancel with north porch
and west tower and blocked Norman doorway to south.
North side: buttresses; porch to second bay has moulded
plinth, round-arched opening with abaci and single order of
shafts, windows to either side have glass commemorating the
1962 restorations; within a pointed-arched opening with single
order of shafts and reset Romanesque capitals (badly worn),
within outer square order with remains of western capital,
plank door. Two pairs of renewed lancets to nave wall.
West tower has transverse pyramidal roof, single
pointed-arched window to south and west, slatted timber belfry
openings.
South side: buttresses; blocked round-arched doorway with
square pilaster jambs and imposts. 1- and 2-light lancet
windows. Decorative ridge tiles.
INTERIOR: restored 1962 with new furnishings and west gallery,
plaster walls, deeply-splayed window jambs; arched-brace
collar-truss roof. C19 octagonal font with quatrefoils.
(Victoria County History: Styles P (ed): County of Warwick:
Barlichway Hundred: London: 1945-: 43-4; Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 87; Shell
Guides: Hickman D: Warwickshire: London: 1979-: 37).


Listing NGR: SP1818460547

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