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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 THE VIRGIN

List entry Number: 1137357

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHURCH LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
BedfordUnitary AuthorityMelchbourne and Yielden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Aug-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36290

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History

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Details

TL 06NW MELCHBOURNE AND YIELDEN CHURCH LANE (SOUTH SIDE), YIELDEN

1/103 Church of St Mary the Virgin

13.7.64 I

Church. Predominantly C14. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Chancel with north vestry, nave, south aisle, south porch, west tower with short broach spire. Chancel, remodelled mid C14, retains C13 door in south wall. C14 piscina and double sedilia to south wall, Easter sepulchre to north wall. Vestry probably C14. C14 chancel arch. Nave has C13 blocked doorway and C19 organ chamber to north wall. C15 clerestory. Roof retains some C15 timbers with roughly carved human heads and shields. C14 tomb recess with effigy to north wall. 4-bay south arcade, projecting corbels resting on grotesque figures. Later C13 south aisle, widened C14, with remains of C13 east lancet. C14 piscina and tomb canopy with crocketed gable and pinnacles to South wall. Fragmentary wall paintings, St James on east wall cut by 1792 memorial, St Christopher and masonry pattern on south wall. C15 octagonal font with crocketed conical wooden cover. Pulpit and some pews c.1500. C15 south porch. Porch, south aisle, nave and chancel have crenellated parapets. 3-stage mid C14 west tower with band of carved foliage, animals and grotesque heads under spire eaves.

Listing NGR: TL0112467153

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National Grid Reference: TL 01124 67153

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