Church of St Mary the Virgin, Newent :: Shared Description

Grade I listed.
Originally 13th C. onwards. The tower with octagonal spire, and Lady Chapel are 14th C. The original east window fell in in 1651 and was again destroyed in a storm in 1788. It was filled in until 1881. The church was damaged by cannon in 1644, and Edward Taylor, a Newent carpenter who had worked under Christopher Wren, rebuilt the nave without pillars, in the style of the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford. King Charles II gave sixty tons of Oak from the Forest of Dean and it was complete in 1679.
There is a large gallery on the west wall.
The porch contains a 9th C. cross shaft, found in 1907.
The church contains a tomb chest with effigies of possibly Sir Thomas de Grandison and his wife Margaret, late 14th C. and a brass to Roger Porter d. 1523.
There was further renovation around 1883, and also after the tower was struck by lightning in 1934, dislodging over a ton of masonry.
The organ dates from 1737. There are 8 bells.
by Julian P Guffogg

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SO7225 : Brass to Roger Porter, Newent church by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : 14th Century Effigies, St Mary's, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : 9th Century cross shaft in Newent church by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Church of St Mary the Virgin, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : St Mary the Virgin church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg
SO7225 : Organ in St Mary's church, Newent by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Sat, 11 Aug 2012, Updated: Sat, 11 Aug 2012

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