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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Nash, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.548 / 51°32'52"N

Longitude: -2.9488 / 2°56'55"W

OS Eastings: 334306

OS Northings: 183661

OS Grid: ST343836

Mapcode National: GBR J7.FQZ8

Mapcode Global: VH7BL.TCY4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 31 October 1996

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2936

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In large churchyard in centre of Nash village.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Nash (Yr As Fach)

Community: Nash

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Exterior

Nave, chancel, S porch, tower with spire at N corner of nave and chancel. Gabled S porch has doorway with classicising (early C18?) Doric pilasters; inner entrance door similar to porch but cusped arch. To R, porch has window with brick head, casement glazing. To R of porch, nave has 2 large Gothic windows with keystones and wooden diamond pane glazing. Chancel has door and window of two trefoil lights (C19 both). To L of porch, nave has similar window. West end has round-headed window with keystone and round-headed doorway below with keystone and imposts. Buttresses to NW corner. North wall of nave has 3 pointed windows with casement glazing, buttresses between. West face of tower has scar from former aisle. Tower has stone spire with pierced parapet with 3-foil arcades. West face has at bellstage 2-light trefoil window and next stage similar single light window. North face of tower has bell and upper windows as W, middle window as upper; ground floor 3-light square-headed window; diagonal buttresses; east face of tower has windows as N but square stair tower with slit windows, all windows except upper offset to R to allow for stair; door at ground floor level. East window of 3 cusped lights (C19 middle pointed style).

Interior

C19 boarded tunnel roof to nave. Late C18/early C19 gallery (panelled front) to W end. Box pews, C18 decked pulpit, early C20 choir stalls.

Reasons for Listing

Graded I primarily for medieval tower with fine spire.

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