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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.


List entry Number: 1311911



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Gravenhurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

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Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37620

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23.1.61 Church of St Mary the Virgin

- I

Former parish church, now redundant. Built by Sir Robert de Bilhemore (who died c.1361), tower added c.1400. Coursed ironstone rubble, ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel and nave, forming single unit without structural division, W tower. Chancel: 3-light E window. 2-light windows with pointed- arched heads, one each to N and S. All are cinquefoiled. Nave: 2-light window to N similar to those in chancel, 2-light window to S with flowing tracery. Blocked pointed-arched N door. Pointed-arched S door, above which is shield surmounted by pointed-arched image niche. W Tower: 3 stages, with 4-stage diagonal buttresses to W. Semi-octagonal stair turret at SE corner. Lower stage has 3-light W window similar to chancel E window. Bell stage has 2-light window with pointed-arched head to each elevation. Embattled parapet. Low pyramidal roof. Interior: Chancel has brass: "Robert de Bilhemore chivaler qe fist faire ceste eglise de novele gist icy de salme eit merci Amen." Monument in NE of chancel to Benjamin Piggot, d.1606, and his 3 wives Mary, Anne and Bridget, and their children. Polychrome marble, with coats of arms and brasses. C15 octagonal font. C15 road screen, retaining traces of painted decoration. Original moulded king post roof. Mostly original benches, with some C20 copies. C17 pulpit with sounding-boards.

Listing NGR: TL1107535247

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National Grid Reference: TL 11075 35247


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