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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1088409



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Winstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 127231

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SO 90 NE WINSTONE CHURCH LANE (east side) 6/131 Church of St. Bartholomew



Parish church. Mid or late C11; C14 south porch; C15 tower; vestry added and chancel rebuilt in 1876 restoration by Waller and Son. Random rubble limestone; ashlar dressings; rock-faced coursed rubble to chancel and vestry; stone slate roof. Nave without aisles; west tower, south porch, north vestry and chancel. Central south doorway with diaper pattern on carved lintel; incised lozenge pattern on tympanum; roll moulded arch and columns with cushion capitals and bulbous bases. C14 porch has internal stone seats each with small trefoil-headed window over; simple pointed arch in parapet gable with buttresses flush to end wall; cross-roll saddle over. Left 2-light trefoil-headed window; right C16 4-light with Tudor-arched heads and hood mould; further right 2-light trefoil- headed; corner buttresses are C19. North wall has central blocked doorway with plain lintel and unembellished recessed tympanum; small stone bracket projects centrally over; monolothic jambs; very small round-headed window to left with recessed monolothic surround; beyond C19 buttress a 2-light with tretoiled heads. Tower of 2 stages with parapet gables to saddleback roof; diagonal buttress rising only part of tower height on west corners; pointed arched west doorway with hood mould which has stiff-leaf terminals appears part of C19 restoration; simple chamfered square-headed light to north and south walls of ringing chamber; 2-light square- headed belfry opening in west face with single light to north and south, all having stone louvres; stone chimney added to north east corner in C19 or C20. Chancel rebuilt on earlier plinth has original 2-light trefoil-headed window in north wall; no east window; 2 trefoil-headed lancets in south wall, that to left being original while the other is C19 copy; fragments of incised medieval coffin lids appear to have been used in rebuilding of chancel. Interior has been scraped and ribbon pointed throughout; carved crowned head projects over blocked north doorway; blocked doorway to tower indicated by timber lintel still in place and much larger timber lintel embedded over; very deep round-headed splayed opening to small north window; 2 narrow doorways in south wall, one at high level, were of former rood loft stairs, now removed. simple round- headed Norman chancel arch with chamfered abaci; north pier has monolothic jamb with chamfered west corner; south pier has long and short dressed masonry; C19 wagon roof to nave with 3 earlier moulded tie beams. Floor steps up to chancel which is stepped at east end for altar table; 2 carved brattished beams in east wall are from former rood loft; pointed arched vestry doorway with plank door; C19 wagon roof to chancel. Square-headed aumbry in north chancel wall; pews and octagonal fronted timber pulpit on stone base; C15 octagonal stone font with quatrefoil to each face and octagonal moulded pedestal. The north and south doorways, and the chancel arch suggest a pre-conquest origin for this church. (W. J. Sheils, 'Winstone' in V.C.H. Glos. xi 1976, pp 145-151; H.M. & J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1965, pp 672-673; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO9655609373

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1976), 145-151
Taylor, H M, J , , Anglo Saxon Architecture, (1965), 672-673
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SO 96558 09374


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