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Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alderminster, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1355 / 52°8'7"N

Longitude: -1.6654 / 1°39'55"W

OS Eastings: 423000

OS Northings: 248630

OS Grid: SP230486

Mapcode National: GBR 5NY.5RH

Mapcode Global: VHBY7.2LY9

Plus Code: 9C4W48PM+5V

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 5 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482916

ID on this website: 101382532

Location: St Mary's and Holy Cross Church, Alderminster, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Alderminster

Built-Up Area: Alderminster

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Alderminster

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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SP24NW Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross


Church. C12 nave and c1200 crossing and transepts, early C13
tower and chancel; extensively restored by F Preedy in 1884.
MATERIALS: coursed lias limestone rubble, uncoursed rubble to
tower, with ashlar dressings and quoins; steeply pitched old
tile roof.
PLAN: 4-bay nave, transepts with central tower; 3-bay chancel.
EXTERIOR: chancel has rebuilt east wall with 3 lancets on
original moulded sill course. North side has restored lancets;
south side similar, but with C14 straight-headed window and
dial stone to one lancet.
Tower has lancets, and C19 quatrefoil openings to ringing
chamber; C15 parapet; projecting C19 south-east stair turret.
North transept has C19 north window on original string course,
and C19 east window; C12 round-headed west light.
South transept has C19 south lancets, C13 west lancet and
partly original east lancet.
Nave north side has mid C12 round-headed entrance of one
order, tympanum inset with original wheel cross, in C19 gabled
porch; early C12 light to east, C14 2-light window and two C19
lancets. South side has three C19 windows and entrance renewed
in C19; small light with original head.
INTERIOR: chancel has mid C13 piscina and blocked tower
entrance to south side; 2 aumbries, one original, one much
restored, to north side; late C19 roofs.
FITTINGS: c1884 font by Preedy has relief scenes and figures
of evangelists, c1661 font in porch; late C19 furnishings.
MONUMENTS: some C17 and C18 wall tablets, also one to James
Kettle, d.1806, a Non-conformist minister.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth:
1966-: 62; Victoria County Histories: Victoria History of the
County of Worcestershire: 1971-: 10-12).

Listing NGR: SP2300048630

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