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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: 1089678



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sapperton

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: 128360

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1/84 Church of St. Kenelm 26.11.58


Parish Church. Early C12 foundation with some traces remaining in north transept, crossing tower and nave and chancel roofs of C14, alterations to north transept in C16, church largely rebuilt by Atkyns family at beginning of C18. Squared and coursed rubble stone, with nave and south transept of ashlar. Cotswold stone- slate roof with coped gables surmounted with cross saddlestones and additional cross finial to chancel gable only. Cruciform with tower to east of transepts. Tower of 2 stages with off-sets, double belfry openings with trefoil head on top stage, broach spire and weathercock. South transept has twin gables with moulded entrance doorway on left and animal head gargoyle between Nave and chancel windows round-headed with some of original clear greenish glass of early C18. 3-light east window with Decorated tracery. Interior: Tower supported on four C14 arches with ogee-arched tomb recess under north arch. Font in south porch of C15 with contemporary linen-fold benches adjacent. Carved pew ends, panelling in south transept, gallery frontal and oak cornice all came from Sapperton Park, demolished c1730. Very, fine collection of monuments. In chancel, several C17 wall tablets, and one dated 1584. This tablet and a large monument to the Poole family, dated 1574, with a recumbent stone knight and Renaissance canopy, on east wall of north transept, are by Gildo or Gildon of Hereford. Also in north transept large Renaissance tomb of Sir Henry Poole, died 1616, with kneeling marble effigies of him and his family. In south transept, monument to Sir Robert Atkyns, historian of Gloucestershire, died 1711, by Edward Stanton. Reclining figure of Atkyns under Ionic canopy with elaborate carved structure above and long inscription at the back. (David Verey, Buildings of England, Gloucestershire: the Cotswolds, 1979.) - -

Listing NGR: SO9474203410

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire The Cotswolds, (1979)

National Grid Reference: SO 94743 03408


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