Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1078562

Date first listed: 02-Oct-1954



Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST MARGARET
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean (District Authority)

Parish: Corse

National Grid Reference: SO 78840 26503


CORSE CHURCH LANE SO 72 NE (south side)

10/25 Church of St. Margaret


GV 1

Parish church. C14, late C15, later alterations. Nave and tower well-squared coursed stone, chancel thinner and less well squared with ashlar dressings: timber-framed north porch; stone-slate roofs. Nave, west tower, chancel, north and south porches, latter altered to vestry. North side: 2 stage tower, chamfered plinth, diagonally set corner buttress on right, half-octagonal projection for stair on left, 2 slit windows; flat-headed lancet on right: above moulded string course. Two-light reticulated-tracery window with wooden louvres above. Stone broach spire: slit opening half-way up, crocketed top with iron weathervane. Plinth to nave, boarded door in arched opening towards centre, under timber-framed porch, stone plinth, brick nogging sides with 7-light opening over: blind tracery to corner posts and arch braces in gable, crenellations to tie beam, leaf decoration to bargeboards. Intermediate collar truss inside, braces to purlin, no ridge: truss repeated against nave, unmoulded. To left 2-light window, C19 trefoil head to each light under flat head. Square-set corner buttress, parapet gable with stone cross on cross-gablet apex. Chancel window and gable as nave. East end 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery, no hoodmould. South side nave and tower as north, but no stair turret, square-set buttress to nave on left, wall thence to stone porch hidden by hut. Blocked chamfered arch in south gable; timber Y tracery to window east wall, no lintel. Chancel, blocked rectangular window opening on left: blocked priest's door with deep flat stone lintel. Interior: walls plastered, except to tower. Nave plastered barrel vault ceiling, moulded wallplate and tie beams. Chamfered arches to tower and chancel, no capitals. Chancel collar rafter roof with straight braces. Octagonal timber pulpit, c1920. Plain C12 font, moulded rim, scalloped base over cable moulding on stem. Fragments of medieval glass in tops of nave and tower windows. Three C18 wall monuments, one with painted inscription in carved surround, shield over, oval panel below (1788): 1643 monument brought from St. Bartholomew's, Gloucester. Forms group with Corse Court (q.v.). (D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970; V.C.H. Gloucestershire, VIII, 1972.)

Listing NGR: SO7884026502


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 125842

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1968)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)

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