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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverton, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2588 / 52°15'31"N

Longitude: -1.6993 / 1°41'57"W

OS Eastings: 420621

OS Northings: 262333

OS Grid: SP206623

Mapcode National: GBR 4L1.96F

Mapcode Global: VHBXM.HHH8

Plus Code: 9C4W7852+G7

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 5 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382195

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482561

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

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Wolverton

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Wolverton with Norton Lindsey and Langley

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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1457-1/6/125 (West side (off))
05/04/67 Church of St Mary the Virgin


Church. Origins of 1208, with later additions and alterations
including windows and priest's doorway probably late C14, C16
sanctuary ring and iron-work, with C19 porch, vestry, bell
turret and restorations, including rebuilding of east end.
MATERIALS: coursed lias stone rubble with ashlar east end,
timber porch and bell turret, and plain-tile roof.
STYLE: Early English and Decorated.
PLAN: 3-bay nave with south porch, lower 2-bay chancel with
north vestry.
EXTERIOR: entrance: glazed and gabled south porch has
decorative bargeboards, and traceried decoration to sides.
Within is a double-chamfered, 4-centred arch and studded plank
door with strap hinges, sanctuary ring and lock. Nave has
chamfered plinth. South side: diagonal west buttress with
off-sets; 2- and 3-light windows with trefoil-headed tracery
in double-chamfered, 4-centred arches. North side: buttresses
with off-sets between bays and diagonal buttress to west;
westernmost window has 3 lights with Y-tracery to head in
double-chamfered surround with hoodmould.
North doorway to centre bay: plank door with double-chamfered
pointed arch. Then a 2-light window with reticulated tracery.
West end: central buttress with off-sets between 2 lancet
lights in chamfered surrounds. Short bell turret with broach
spire and pierced openings.
Chancel: south side has double-chamfered plinth, partly
Priest's entrance: plank door in double-chamfered, 4-centred
arch; renewed ogee-headed lancet in chamfered surround and a
2-light window with reticulated tracery to head.
North side: ogee-headed lancet; vestry has Decorated-style
2-light window. East end has 3-light window with
Decorated-type tracery to head in double-chamfered surround
with hoodmould.
INTERIOR: oak screen, much restored, has Perpendicular tracery
to upper stage. Ogeed piscina. Wagon roofs. Octagonal font on
octagonal plinth has quatrefoil decoration. Marble wall
tablets with festoon embellishment to: Thomas Stanton `Lord of
the Mannor' d.1701; his son Thomas, d.1719; and Thomas Stanton
d.1664 and his wife Elizabeth d.1703. In north nave window are
many fragments of medieval stained glass, some in other
windows, south window of chancel has late Morris glass.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth:
1966-: 479).

Listing NGR: SP2062162333

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