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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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BURRINGTON CP BURRINGTON SO 47 SW 3/8 Church of St George GV II Parish church. C13 or earlier origins; nave rebuilt circa 1855 by S Pountney Smith, chancel rebuilt and shortened in 1864 by Bodley. Dressed, coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, plain tiled roof with east gable-end parapet and cross finial and two blue brick stacks to north side of nave roof. The belfry is timber-framed and has a fishscale-tiled spire. West tower with north vestry, continuous four-bay nave with south porch and two-bay chancel. Early English styler West tower: C19. Three stages with battered plinth and stepped string between two lower stages. The west window has a pair of lancets beneath a relieving arch and interrupts the string which forms a hoodmould above it. There is a rectangular light in the north and south elevations. The belfry is timber-framed and has a tiled weathering at its base which forms a continua- tion of the main roof. Each elevation of the belfry has two large panels with decorative herringbone struts and, above them, a row of six rectangular louvred bell chamfer openings; the upper part of each opening is pierced with a quatre- foil. There is a short, octagonal, splay-footed spire with swept, overhanging and bracketted eaves, four louvred lucarnes and a tall weathervane. A narrow stair turrent adjoins to the south-west with a lean-to roof continued from the main roof and the tiled weathering beneath the belfry. It has a chamfered south doorway with a slit window above and two further slit windows in its west side. The vestry also has a lean-to roof and has a rectangular window in its north side and a round-arched chamfered doorway at its west end. Nave and chancel: some medieval masonry survives in the side elevations. There are large gabled buttresses situated at the division between nave and chancel. The nave has four lancets in its north side and three lancets in its south side; all share a continuous hoodmould. The chancel has two shallow buttresses at its east end, between which runs a sill string. Above the string are three stepped lancets beneath a pointed archway and above each outer lancet is pierced a quatrefoil. There are two slit windows in the gable apex. The south eleva- tion of the chancel has two lancets and between them is a pointed doorway with a hoodmould on ornate stops. The south porch is gabled, has angle buttresses, a chamfered pointed archway and a 4-light window in both side elevations. Within the south doorway is a round-arched head of two orders on imposts. Interior: the pointed chancel arch is of heavily moulded timber with a quatre- foil frieze on the intrados and supported on moulded stone corbels. The tower arch is pointed and simply detailed. The nave roof has three arch-braced collar trusses (the braces forming complete semi-circular archways) and pairs of straight moulded wind-braces. The chancel has a barrel roof. The stone reredos has a three-bay blind arcade of pointed arches on engaged columns and there is a cusped, pointed piscina. There is a simple arcaded and traceried rood screen. The octagonal stone fpnt is probably C14 and has a hollowed under-edge and quatrefoiled stem. The four-sided pulpit is C19. The semi-octagonal oak almsbox is probably Cl7 and there is recorded to be a C16 parish chest in the vestry. Memorials: in the nave is a mid-C18 and two early C19 memorials to members of the Knight family, two early and a mid-C19 memorials to the Pryce family (one of which is large, has a moulded cornice and is surmounted by an urn) and also a mid-C19 memorial to John Arding. (RCHM, Herefs, Vol III, 1934, p 29; BoE, p 95-6).

Listing NGR: SO4423072099


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 29
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 95-96


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 18 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12204/32
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