CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1098989
Date first listed:
06-Mar-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Pixley
National Grid Reference:
SO6608938804

Details

PIXLEY CP - SO 63 NE

5/115 Church of St Andrew

6.3.67 GV II*

Parish church. Mainly C13 and C14, restored 1865. Sandstone rubble and sandstone dressings, tiled roof; part timber-framed bell-turret with shingle roof, timber-framed and brick south porch. Continuous two-bay chancel and three-bay nave with slight central projection supporting west side of bell- turret, south porch. Bell-turret has pyramidical roof and corner posts to north-east and south-east, a pair of lozenge-shaped openings facing south and two C19 trefoil-headed openings to west; beneath the bell-chamber is a plain string course above a 2-light square-headed mullioned window and a chamfered two-stage plinth. North wall has three 2-light trefoil-headed C19 windows and a large central buttress. East end has another large buttress towards the north-east corner, a deep plinth about three feet high and two widely spaced lancets. To the right of the south wall is a C13 window with three chamfered lancets, to the left of which is a priests' door with a 2-centred head. West of the door are two square-headed 2-light mullioned windows, the eastern one being much taller. C14 south porch has brick supporting side walls, curved braces to open sides, arch-braces to the two main trusses, the rafters are pegged at their apices. South door is in a 2-centred chamfered arch. Interior: roof has elliptical ceiling, moulded wall-plates and three tie-beams, one under bell-turret, one across the middle of the nave and one above the C14 oak screen which is the most signifi- cant internal feature; central 2-centred roll-moulded pegged arch under ovolo- moulded head beam, flanked by a chamfered rail about half-way up its jambs; three panels to each side formed by chamfered late C19 posts. C19 quatrefoil drain in cill of east window of south wall beneath which is a C18 (?) oak chest. The two east lancets contain The Annunciation in Morris/Burne-Jones style stained glass: the left is inscribed beneath the Angel:

Hail thou that art highly favoured: the Lord is with thee The right, beneath the Virgin:

Behold the handmaiden of the Lord: be it unto me according to thy word

To the east side of the screen is a late C19 harmonium by the Bell Organ & Piano Co Ltd of Gullph, Canada, which has elaborate back rail with fretwork appendages and a central feature of gilded wooden immitation organ pipes. Font has an octagonal moulded bowl and stem on a square base and is restored or C19. The east side of the bell-turret is supported on two heavy moulded and chamfered posts with C19 foiled braces. (RCHM Vol II, p 153-4).

Listing NGR: SO6608938804

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
152780
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire II East, (1932), 153-4

Legal

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

End of official listing

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