Ayston: St Mary The Virgin

Name:
Ayston: St Mary The Virgin
Record Type:
CCT Church
Church code:
628347
Diocese:
Peterborough
Archdeaconry:
Oakham
Parish:
Uppingham with Ayston

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Ayston

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register
 

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 628347 Ayston St Mary
Caption:
Exterior image of 628347 Ayston St Mary
Description:
Photograph of the outside of the church as seen from the south west.
Year / Date:
January 2011
Copyright:
Archbishops' Council
Originator:
Joseph Elders

Summary Description

This church is likely 12th century in origin, with the aisles added in the 13th, and south widened and tower added in the 14th. The chancel was rebuilt and much of the church remodelled, including a new porch, in the middle of the 15th century. Restoration and repairs were respectively carried out in approximately 1800 and 1937. It is a small and modest building, but there is complexity to its development. Vertical emphasis is added by the 3-stage tower, while the location also contributes some degree of landscape value.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
Date closed for worship:
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Church Website

Church Website:
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Sources and Further Information

Joseph Elders (January 2011) Exterior image of 628347 Ayston St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 628347 Ayston St Mary
John Baker (December 2009) Church Plan of 628347 Ayston St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Church Plan of 628347 Ayston St Mary
Joseph Elders (January 2011) Interior image of 628347 Ayston St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 628347 Ayston St Mary
Leicestershire County Council (2017) Leicestershire & Rutland Historic Environment Record (HER) HER Number: MLE5016 [Digital Archive/Data]
James Miles (2018) Closed Churches [Digital Archive/Data]
James Miles (2019) Church Bells 4 bells [Archive/Index]
4 bells