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© Mr Robert O. Caudwell

IoE Number: 267878
Photographer: Mr Robert O. Caudwell
Date Photographed: 14 October 1999
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 11 March 1968
Grade I

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HEMINGTON CPST75SWHARDINGTON6/95Church of St. Mary11.3.68

HEMINGTON CP ST75SW HARDINGTON 6/95 Church of St. Mary 11.3.68 - I Anglican Church, now redundant. C11, C15. Coursed rubble and ashlar. Stone- tiled roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower. Externally mostly in the Decorated style. Rubble built nave of 2 bays with late C14 2-light windows with cusped heads and carved heads as stops. Two-stage buttresses. Semi-circular headed doorway with emphasised key, plank door with elaborate iron hinges. Single bay chancel dating mostly from 1858-9 in ashlar but the north wall is in the late C14 style with 3-lights and a label with carved floral stops. Coped verges with gable crosses to both roofs. Very small embattled two-stage tower, the bottom apparently of the C12 the upper stage of the C14 with one C14 window inserted below. All ashlar with corner pinnacles. Gargoyles. Single light built chamber windows to west with a niche for a statue. The interior has a plastered wagon roof probably C16 with ribs, bosses and moulded wall plates but there has been some alteration. Probably C12 chancel arch slightly stilted with columns missing. Set of C18 box pews and pulpit all with fielded panelling. C18 altar rails with turned balusters and ramped ends. Fragments of medieval painted plaster. C12 tub font. Stone flagged floor. Painted Royal Arms of 1640. Wall monuments and tablets to members of the Bamfylde family. An attractive church with good work from a variety of periods and much medieval work. In the care of the Redundant Churches Fund.

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