St Mary's Church, Ashley
St Mary's Church, Ashley
St Mary's Church, Ashley, from the southeast
Coordinates: OS grid reference SU 385 309 Location Ashley, Hampshire Country England Denomination Anglican Website Churches Conservation Trust Architecture Functional status Redundant Heritage designation Grade II* Designated 29 May 1957 Architectural type Church Style Gothic Specifications Materials Flint rubble partly rendered
St Mary's Church, Ashley, is a redundant Anglican church in the hamlet of Ashley, Hampshire, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The church stands adjacent to the site of the former Gains Castle, some 4 miles (6 km) southeast of Stockbridge.
The church dates from the early part of the 12th century, and the chancel was extended later in the century. The windows date from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the porch was added in 1701. Restorations were carried out on 1858 and in 1895. The church closed in 1976.
St Mary's is constructed in flint rubble with stone dressings and quoins. The walls, other than the east wall, are rendered. The porch is brick and the roofs are tiled. It is a small narrow church with a simple plan, consisting of a nave and a chancel, with a south porch. The three-light square-headed east window dates from the 14th century, and has been restored. At the corners of the east end are 16th-century diagonal buttresses, and on the gable is a stone cross. There are two 12th-century round-headed lancet windows in the south wall of the chancel and one in the north wall. To the west of these, on both north and south sides, is a 15th-century square-headed two-light window. The north wall of the nave contains another 12th-century round-headed lancet window. In both north and south walls is a 19th-century two-light window in Perpendicular style. The porch is gabled and has a round-headed doorway. In each wall is a five-sided window. The west window dates from the 15th century. There are two bell openings in the west gable, which contains the bells, and on the gable is a 12th-century cross.
Inside the church many of the windows are splayed. In the splay of a window on the south of the chancel is a 13th-century painting of a human figure. There are two monuments dating from the 18th century. On each side of the chancel arch is a round-headed squint. To the east of the door is a damaged piscina, and to its west is a 16th-century alms box that has been carved from a tree trunk. The font is Norman. It is made in Purbeck marble, and consists of a square bowl supported by a moulded stem on a square base. The other fittings date from the 19th century.
A pair of tombchests in the churchyard has been designated as a Grade II listed building. They are made from Portland stone and date from the 19th century, although their inscriptions are illegible.
- List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in South East England
- ^ a b c d "Church of St Mary, Ashley", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1339063, retrieved 18 April 2011
- ^ a b St Mary's Church, Ashley, Churches Conservation Trust, http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Marys-Church-Ashley-Hampshire/, retrieved 27 March 2011
- ^ Ashley, Streetmap, http://streetmap.co.uk/grid/438393_130966_120, retrieved 27 March 2011
- ^ St Mary, Ashley, GENUKI, http://genuki.co.uk/cgi-bin/churches?CCC=HAM,GR=52,FT=Ashley%20St%20Mary%20-%20Church%20of%20England, retrieved 27 March 2011
- ^ "Pair of tombchests 5 metres east of St Mary's Church, Ashley", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1093862, retrieved 18 April 2011
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