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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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GRAFTON CP BULLINGHOPE SO 53 NW 2/24 Church of St Peter - II Parish church. 1880 by F R Kempson with tower added in 1909. Coursed sandstone and limestone dressings. Tiled roofs: West tower, three-bay nave with south porch, two-bay chancel with organ chamber and vestry. West tower projecting from verge of nave has three stages and stone spire. West side has side buttresses with quoins extending to top of centre stage. Bottom stage has chamfered trefoiled lancet with moulded label and foliated stops. Clock face to centre stage: Top stage has trefoil-headed bell opening under gable to each cardinal point. Spire has wrought iron and copper weather- cock. North elevation of nave has high plinth with string and 2:3:1 windows, all trefoiled lancets. Stone eaves cornice. Verge and gable cross to east. Vestry and organ chamber have a pair of lancets to right-hand side and a ledged door in a two-centred arch reached by stairs with parapet rising from the left: Above the doorway is a string stepping down to the left corner and a gable containing a pair of lancets with labels and stops. In the apex is a corbelled gablet: To the right of the stairs a second stair descends from the right to a cellar with west-facing doorway: To the rear of the organ chamber is a gabled stack with a cylindrical shaft: East elevation has 3-light window under a two-centred head with label and foliated stops: The lights are stepped lancets: Tracery has quatrefoil flanked by two trefoils. Beneath the high cill is a moulded string: Kneelers, verges and gable cross. Trefoil- headed light to vestry has hoodmould which returns along north elevation: Attached to chancel wall is a tapered coffin lid about six feet six inches high by two feet wide with incised shaft and cross in circle, perhaps C13. South elevation of chancel has string returning from east end by only about two feet. To the left is a 3-light window of three lancets with trefoiled heads and jambs in four orders: Continuous label with foliated stops to each end: Nave has four trefoiled lancets linked by ashlared walling: To the left of south porch is a similar lancet: South porch has two-centred arch with two deeply roll-moulded continuous orders and hoodmould: The jambs have foliated stops to their feet: Weathered clasping buttress to each corner. Gable has kneelers, verge and stone cross: Returns each have a pair of lancets with continuous roll-moulded heads and jambs: Ledged two-leaved softwood door with strap hinges: Wagon roof. South doorway has two-centred moulded head of two orders, the inner filleted one being continuous except where crossed by chamfered impost. Jambs have foliated feet. Ledged oak door with scrolled strap hinges. Interior has wagon roof to nave. That above the ceiling of the chancel is probably of the same form. Chancel has piscina with trefoiled head, chamfered jambs with pyramdical stops and deep quatrefoil drain: To the right is two-seat sedilia with similar but larger heads supported by central grey column and attached columns to sides, all with foliated capitals. Piscina and sedilia are linked by continuous hoodmould with foliated stops which runs into string on east wall. Cinquefoil-headed recess of three con- tinuous orders in north wall has deeply moulded cill also of three orders. Doorway with shouldered head leads into vestry: Large chamfered two-centred arch to organ chamber. Limestone reredos has three panels, surmounted by crocketted gables and divided by marble columns, depicting scenes from The Resurrection. Oak communion rails with central opening have brass finials on inner ends and are supported on brass shafts with waist bands. Two sets of choir stalls to each side, the rear ones with moulded arms; the front with brattished top to desk and integral bench with quatrefoiled panels. Book rest to west end of each side. Late C19 to early C20 organ has oak cabinet, exposed pipes and two manuals above which is the inscription "UNIVERSITY/ ORGAN". Vestry contains print of the church with elevation and interior view. and a drawing of the old Bullinghope Church (qv) reported as having been made about 1830. Chancel arch, with label and headstops, has two centres and two deeply moulded orders, the inner one rising from grey stone shafts supported on corbels. Nave has unusual stone wall monument on west wall with achievement in sconce above inscription Danel in form of cartouche surrounded by naval memorabilia. A tablet beneath indicates that the monument was removed from the ruined walls of the old church in 1894: Nearby are several other wall monuments also removed, including one for C J P Glinn Commander RN. Large white marble kneel- ing angel holding sconce, in lieu of font, is for Frances Fisher, died 1878. On the north wall is framed parchment Roll of Honour for seven men who died 1914 - 19 and Winifred Aulsebrook, killed at Rotherwas Ordnance Factory in 1920. In the past and in RCHM the Church of St Peter has been described as being in Bullingham Parish which is probably due to the fact that there is an adjacent parish of Lower Bullingham (qv). (BoE, p 139-40; RCHM, Vol I, p 82 - 3).

Listing NGR: SO5098337060


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 82 83
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 139 140


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: 09 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/07219/31
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