Ashley, St Mary the Virgin

Ashley, St Mary the Virgin

Ashley, St Mary the Virgin

Rebuilt entirely by the squireson, the Rev Richard Thomas Pulteney Pulteney (1811-1874) in 1867 to the design of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott at a cost of £2,000. Splendid Victorian interior, largely unchanged and much loved. Scott also designed the school house (1858) opposite the church and the Manor House where Pulteney lived. E.F. Law was asked to build, add to, the rectory presumably for the squireson’s curate. Monuments There are very few monuments as such in this church and what they are is late ninetieth century wall plaques. However the chancel is in itself a memorial to the builder of the church who was both patron and incumbent from 1853-1874. Clayton and Bell’s decoration is based on the Te Deum with the Glorious Company of the Apostles on the north wall, the Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets on the south ...

Contact & Opening Times

Hall Lane Ashley
LE16 8HF
Open all day Contact Lisa Hardwick 01858 565196 Telephone: 01536 770998

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