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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1157495



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


District: County of Herefordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Yazor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 149777

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YAZOR CP - SO 44 NW 4/96 Remains of Old Church of St John the Baptist 2.9.66 GV II Parish church, later Davenport family chapel, now dis-used. Probably C14 and C15, mostly demolished c1843 to c1855 and partly restored c1858. Sandstone rubble, sandstone dressings and ashlar. Tiled roof with gambrel to north. C15 west tower linked by south nave arcade to c1300 south transept. Tower overgrown by vegetation at time of re-survey (December 1986) is about 40 feet high. East elevation has central ground floor opening with four-centred arch and double chamfers, possibly a C16 doorway within former tower arch. North elevation of south nave arcade has three bays, the right one forming open arch to south-east corner of tower. Arches are two-centred and double chamfered with octagonal piers and moulded capitals, probably C15. The two left-hand arches are filled with mid-C19 ashlar. Central bay has triangular headed C19 doorway with two-leaved oak doors and strap hinges. Weathered buttress to left-hand side. Gambrel roof. South transept has west elevation with one double chamfered arch to left-hand side and a pair of trefoiled lights. Central weathered buttress. South elevation has three stepped trefoiled lights. To the right is a wall plaque for Ralph Tichborne Hinckes JPDL, only son of Rev GH Davenport of Foxley, 1873 - 1944. East elevation has a pair of trefoiled ogeed lights with a quatrefoil in the spandrel. Interior of south transept has roof supported by mid-C19 scissor struts. North wall has one-and-half bays of the nave arcade visible amid C19 red sandstone dressings with recessed quatrefoil containing inscription: IN MEMORY OF IOHN: COLTMAN: DAVENPORT ESQre; died 1858

On the east wall several similar quatrefoils with memorials for John Davenport, Lord of the Manor of West Woodhall, Co Stafford, died 1862, and his widow Charlotte, second daughter of George Coltman of Hagnaby Priory, Co Lincoln, 1805 - 1685. To either side of east window, a pair of large corbel heads, probably C15. To left of window is a floor slab with two incised crosses in circles, C13 or C14. Large bell with Lombardic letters "Ave Maria ...". Re- set piscina in south wall has trefoiled head and no drain. C19 oak communion table has three cinquefoil-headed open panels. Four contemporary benches, two with desks having trefoiled openings. Simple seat and desk has trefoiled and cinquefoiled openings. Late C19 mahogany harmonium by W Bell & Co of Guelph, Canada, with the familiar patent mouse-proof pedals. (BoE, p 328; RCHM, Vol III, p 218).

Listing NGR: SO4043446450

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 218
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 328

National Grid Reference: SO 40434 46450


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