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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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BOLSTONE CP - SO 53 SE 6/4 Church of St John of Jerusalem (previously listed as Parish Church 26.1.67 of St Dubricius) GV II Parish church. C12, C13 and C14, largely rebuilt and restored in 1877 by W E Martin. Sandstone rubble with sandstone and limestone dressings. Welsh slate roofs. Rectangular four to five bay plan with nave and chancel structurally undivided. South porch. West elevation has battered ashlar zone beneath and between verges in the centre of which is advanced support to bell-cot: The centre part has dressed quoins and a C13 trefoiled lancet above which it breaks through apex of gable to cornice and gabled bell-cot with two chamfered, two-centred openings, each containing a bell: North elevation has three restored trefoil headed lancets and three buttresses with off-sets: Between the right-hand window and right buttress is a blocked and restored C12 round-headed doorway with moulded imposts and a label stopped by a monster's head to each side. The centre of the label has a grotesque head: Restored jambs have chamfer stops and a re-consecration cross to left side: East elevation has three round headed windows, the central one set high in the wall: Verge and gable cross. South elevation has a restored ogee headed window to right-hand side containing two cinquefoil headed lights and quatrefoil tracery. Two trefoiled lancets to centre. One small chamfered lancet to left-hand sided South porch is probably 1877 and has pine panels with one trefoil headed opening to each side of entry and three So each return: Limestone plinth and gabled roof with scissor struts: C19 south doorway has contemporary ledged oak door in square headed opening: Interior has continuous C19 pine wagon roof with scissor struts: East windows are set in deep splays and have stained glass: The central light has an archangel with the inscription "Holy Holy Holy". Left light has the Baptism of Christ and the right, a detail of The Last Supper: In the 2-light window of the south wall are scenes from The Resurrection. Opposite in the easternmost window of the north wall is The Nativity with the inscription "THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH". C19 limestone pulpit is ,part-octagonal with two trefoil-headed panels, two large pyramidical stops to base and a central cross: C19 wrought iron lectern with scrolled brackets, tripod and oak bookrest. Harmonium is late C19, of oak and mahogany. The deep top is brattished and the two brass sconces have double hinges. The Canadian maker was the Bell Organ and Piano Co Ltd and the instrument has the company's usual mouse-proof pedal: Font, probably early C17, has octagonal base, stem and bow, all moulded: Stem has a recessed lancet to each face. Bowl has two incised trefoil-headed designs to each face, three of which, to the east, contain carvings of a flower, fleur-de-lys and thistle: North wall has wall monument to Herbert and Henry Fox, the men of the parish who died in The War 1914-18, inscribed: REMEMBER THEM, O LORD FOR GOOD on the same wall is monument for Richard Garrold, died 1807, with a draped white. urn set within a black obelisk: Further east, a similar monument to his namesake, died 1846: Near the pulpit is a wall monument to Thomas Garrold, died 1859 by Jennings of Hereford with draped white pediment and acroteria, supported on tapered pilasters on a slate or block marble background. Several other wall monuments dating from mid-C19 to early C20 for members of the Fisher, Preece, Smyth and Tickle families. (BoE, p 78; RCHM Vol I, p 24-5).

Listing NGR: SO5517232760


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 24 25
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 78


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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