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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

List entry Number: 1128789

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY, CASTLE STREET
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHURCH ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
South GloucestershireUnitary AuthorityThornbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1960

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Dec-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 34925

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History

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Details

THORNBURY CHURCH ROAD 4/23 ST 6390 (north side) 30.3.60 Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin (formerly listed as Church of St Mary) GV I C12 origins, altered in C14, C15 and C16. Restored 1848 by Francis Niblett West tower circa 1540 (restored 1889 by F W Waller). Nave, north and south aisles, 2 storey south porch (all late C15). Chancel circa 1340 and south (Stafford) chapel, late C14. Coursed rubble with ashlar blocks (particularly in the tower). Ashlar south chapel. Cotswold stone slate roof. Tower: 4 stages; diagonal buttresses; very fine pierced battlements and open turrets (as St Stephen's, Bristol and Dundry). South porch: 2 storeys; C14 doorway, 2 centred arch; 1764 sundial above (restored circa 1953) blank arcaded parapet with central niche. South door: Heavily rstored transitional/Norman arch with dogtooth, on Early English shafts with stiff-leaf capitals. C19 decorative ironwork on door. Embattled parapets with finials to nave and aisles. Norman/Transitional north door with roll moulds. Numerous heraldic badges on stops to hood moulds. Interior: Clerestoried Nave of 6 typical Perpendicular bays. North aisle has square headed windows. South aisle has 4-centred arch headed windows with 'bisected drop' tracery. 1848 roof. Chancel arch and east window are C19. South wall has decorated piscina and triple sedilia, all under cinquefoil arch. Perpendicular pulpit approached by Victorian stair. Norman/Transitional front. Victorian glass by Thomas Willement, 1840's and 1850's. Monuments. North chancel, Sir John Stafford 1624. Brass in chancel to Tyndalls, 1571, only wife's survive. South chapel, in Perpendicular recess is 1648 to Roger Fowke. Other C17 and C18 tablets in the aisles, especially John Atwells, 1729. Sources: "Buildings of England, Glos: The Vale (Verey)".



Listing NGR: ST6340090619

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)

National Grid Reference: ST 63400 90620

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