Information for record number MWA1406:
Church of St Mary, Preston on Stour

Summary The Church of St Mary which was built during the Medieval period with later alterations to the building during subsequent years. The Church is located in Preston on Stour.
What Is It?  
Type: Church
Period: Medieval - Industrial (1066 AD - 1900 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Preston on Stour
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 49
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 1272 is the earliest reference to the church. At this time the advowson belonged to Deerhurst Priory. The church of St Mary the Virgin, anciently of St Peter the Apostle, comprises chancel, nave and tower. The church is of ashlar, except for the S wall of the nave; that wall is Medieval in origin, containing masonry of several different builds, but there are no identifiable Medieval features. The tower was built in the late 15th century. In 1753 a rebuilding began and the result is remarkable as one of the earliest churches of the Gothic revival.
2 Site visit.
3 Photo.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 6, Gloucestershire
Author/originator: Elrington C R (ed)
Date: 1965
Page Number: 207, 210
Volume/Sheet: 6
Source No: 3
Source Type: Photograph
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Wright S M
Date: 1979
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 1427
Source No: 2
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Wright S M
Date: 1979
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 914
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument TOWER * A tall building, either round, square or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument PRIORY * A monastery governed by a prior or prioress. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, FRIARY, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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