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IoE Number: 431130
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE, THE SQUARE (north side)
  KEYWORTH, RUSHCLIFFE, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Photographer: Mr JM Webber ARPS
Date Photographed: 31 July 2004
Date listed: 01 December 1965
Date of last amendment: 01 December 1965
Grade I

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SK 63 SWKEYWORTHTHE SQUARE(north side)6/78Church ofSt. Mary Magdalene

SK 63 SW KEYWORTH THE SQUARE (north side) 6/78 Church of St. Mary Magdalene 1.12.65 I Parish church. C14, C15, restored 1874, 1884, C20. Dressed coursed rubble and ashlar, some brick. Plain tile roofs to porch, nave and chancel and remainder lead. Coped gables with single ridge cross to east chancel and porch. Tower with spire, nave, north aisle, north porch, north vestry, south porch, south west chapel and chancel. Early C15 tower of 2 stages set on a deep plinth with parapet and the remains of 4 gargoyles to each side with further single gargoyles at the angles. The angle buttresses, at the final set off are gabled and crocketed. Rising from each is a single pilaster strip with 2 tall blind trefoil arched panels and similar crocketed gable over. Above and set diagonally at each angle is a single similar pilaster terminating at the parapet. In the centre of each side are single similar taller pilasters rising from the first stage and terminating at the parapet. Those on the north and south sides are broken by single clock faces. Surmounting the tower is a rectangular plinth with 4 rectangular openings on each side, this supports a squat embattled octagonal turret which has 2 rectangular openings to alternate sides, the remains of 8 gargoyles and in turn supports a dwarf spire. The west wall of the tower has a single arched restored C15 window with 3 lights both under and above the single transom and cusped panel tracery. To the left is a low projecting semi-circular stair turret with 3 rectangular lights above. Each side of the bell chamber has single arched and cusped lights under flat arches flanking the single pilasters. The west wall of the north aisle has a single C19 window with 2 arched and cusped lights under a flat arch. Projecting is the roof of a lean-to over a red brick cellar. The buttressed north wall is set on a chamfered plinth and has to the left a wooden porch enclosing the remainder of the north wall which has a moulded pointed arched doorway and to the left a single restored C14 window with 2 trefoil arched lights and tracery under a flat arch. The east wall has a single restored C14 window with 2 trefoil arched lights and mouchettes under a flat arch. Attached to the left of the porch and projecting from the north chancel is a large C20 brick and plain tile vestry. The north wall of the chancel enclosed by this has 2 early C14 trefoil arched lights with hood moulds and label stops and continuous sill band, to the left is an arched doorway. The angle buttressed east chancel is on a low chamfered plinth. Single arched, restored C14 3 light window with reticulated tracery, hood mould and label stops and continuous sill band which extends to the buttressed south chancel with single restored C14 arched 2 light window with reticulated tracery, hood mould and label stops. To the left is a single trefoil arched and cusped light with hood mould and label stops and further left a single similar window but lower and with single low transom. The south nave has 2 C14 2 light windows each with trefoil arched and cusped lights under a flat arch. The gabled porch has a double chamfered arched entrance. The side walls each have a single arched and cusped light under a flat arch. Inner double chamfered arched doorway. To the left is the chapel set on a chamfered plinth and buttressed. Single restored C15 window with 2 cinquefoil arched lights under a flat arch. The west wall has a single similar restored window. Interior. 2 bay late C14 nave arcade with double chamfered arches'and single octagonal column with moulded capital. Double chamfered tower arch, the inner order supported on corbels. C19 chamfered and moulded chancel arch with C19 rood screen. The inner chamfer supported on corbels. Nave/south chapel double chamfered arch, the inner order supported on corbels. Tower/south chapel and tower/north aisle both with double chamfered arches, the inner chamfer supported on corbels. South chancel wall has arched piscina with inner trefoil arch. Aumbry to north wall. North doorway with hood mould and label stops. The east window of the south wall with low sill forming a sedilia. Chair with Cl? carved back. C19 ashlar pulpit with blind tracery. Ashlar font with C19 pedestal and C12 circular bowl.

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