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South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
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7/76 Church - dedication unknown

- II*

Parish church. C15, restored 1866 by Pope and Bindon. Limestone rubble, freestone dressings, tower has coursed limestone and sandstone rubble with freestone open chequers, nave and chancel have mineralised felt roofs with coped verges and cross finials, nave finial broken, slate roof to vestry, double Roman tiled roof to porch. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch and north vestry entered from nave. Perpendicular style. 3-stage tower has west door with pointed arch, moulded surround and hood mould, 4-light window above with mask stops to hood mould and sandstone relieving arch, all 4 sides have 2-light blind window at 2nd stage with hood mould and trefoil heads, clock to south, 3rd stage has 2-light windows with bell louvres, hood mould and sandstone relieving arch; diagonal weathered buttresses, weathered string courses, gargoyles at base of parapet, 3 to each side, embattled parapet, probably Tudor or later, with ball finials to merlons and pinnacles at corners, stair turret to south east crowned with ogee cap and cockerel weathervane, has quatrefoil openings at 1st and 2nd stage, slit window in plain surround at ground floor level, sandstone relieving arch on east side of tower. 4-bay nave has to south 2-light.window to left and 3-light to right, both with stopped hood mould, 2nd bay from right has triple lancet with trefoil heads in plain surround; porch in 2nd bay from left has pointed arched door in surround of plain orders, string course to gable front continues round head of door, weathered diagonal buttresses; north side has 3-light window with cusped tracery and hood mould to right and left, single light with ogee head in 2nd bay from left, door with segmental head and plain chamfered surround in 2nd bay from right, straight joint to east bay. 3-bay chancel has to south a single light ogee headed cusped window in plain surround, priest's door in pointed arch to centre and 3-light east window with stopped hood mould, weathered diagonal buttresses, north side has 3-light window and single storey vestry with weathered cornice, parapet with trefoil heads in relief and coping, gable front to north. Interior: porch has arched-brace roof of 7 bays, C19 door in triangular headed opening; tower has west door with 4-centred arched chamfered opening, 3 sides of stair turret project into nave, with pointed arched door in chamfered surround, high pointed arch between tower and nave in moulded surround, jamb shafts with moulded bell capitals, C20 screen closes tower from nave. Nave has C15 roof of 7 bays, flat tie-beam on short arched-braces with corbel heads, short crown posts, moulded purlins and ridge purlin, carved spandrels between arched-brace and tie-beam, and between principal rafter and tie-beam, brattished wall-plate; all windows in deep splayed reveals. Chancel has segmental arch springing from late Perpendicular piers with carved imposts, one animal and one mask, 2-bay roof of same construction as nave with angels-as corbels and carved ceiling between rafters, lower part of east wall carved painted stone in square panels with non-repeating pattern of flowers and quatrefoil frieze, south door blocked, C19 carved north door with strap hinges in pointed arch, small piscina in south wall with shell bowl. Fittings: C15 octagonal bowl font in nave with 2 small quatrefoils on each face on a circular shaft with a square buttress at each corner of the octagon; C19 Perpendicular stone pulpit with carved symbols of the evangelists on 4 faces; Astry arms on hatchment in tower; baroque black and white marble wall monument in chancel to Sir Samuel Astry, 1704 and other members of the family, by Edward Stanton; 3 marble monuments with urns, one in chancel, 2 in nave, all by W. Paty, late C18. (Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England, Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of Dean, 1970).

Listing NGR: ST5724389081


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Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)


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: 27 Aug 1999
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