Church of St Mary, Preston on Stour

Description of this historic site

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.

Notes about this historic site

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.
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