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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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SO 65840 37666



5/8 Aylton Parish Church



Parish church. C12 with later alterations, restored 1928. Sandstone rubble in large squared blocks with sandstone dressings, rendered west gable top, two brick buttresses to west end, brick and timber porch, plain tiled roofs. Continuous small three-bay nave and two-bay chancel with south wall of chancel slightly set back at east end beyond stone buttress; south porch. Square, probably C17 bell-turret over west end of nave is rendered with pyramidical roof. Nave: west window is centrally placed C20 lancet above which is tiled weathering at eaves level; minute C12 round-headed windows in east side of north wall with a 2-light square-headed window opposite in the south wall. C18 plaster sun-dial on west side of south wall. Chancel: C14 2-light east window with deep chamfers and ogee heads; small one-light square-head chamfered window in south wall. South porch: late C19 to C20 brick open side walls and front piers, two curved struts from tie of gable end to rafters with oak plaque on the struts showing date "165-" (1654 according to RCHM); C17 balusters, some restored, four to each open side, above the brick side walls, have run-out chamfer-stops to tops and bottoms which are narrower than the turned centres of each baluster. C18 south doorway with 2-centred head. Interior: plastered barrel ceiling to chancel and nave is divided by chancel screen, perhaps C15 and incorporating fragments of rood loft. The screen has three bays with the entrance bay left of centre, moulded posts; outer spandrels are traceried with daggers and cusped rosettes; inner spandrels are brattished; over the moulded lead rail is a range of trefoil-headed panels. To the east of the screen is a tie-beam with run-out chamfer-stops, possibly C17. Small early C17 communion table with turned legs and c1700 communion rails with moulded rails and balusters. Late C19 harmonium inscribed "Bridgeport/Organ Co. Bridgeport/ Conn USA". Corbelled projection to left of altar. Small drainless piscina to south wall. Nave: cambered tie-beam with keel moulding and run-out chamfer spans from above the south door. Font, perhaps C17, with plain hemi-spherical bowl and project- ing rim on columnar shaft and octagonal base. Restored timber supports to bell- turret. (RCHM, Vol II, p 8-9).

Listing NGR: SO6584037666


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Inventory of Herefordshire II East, (1932), 8-9


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: 07 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06688/15
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