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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Upton Bishop
National Grid Reference:
SO 65025 27210


SO 62 NE; 5/69

UPTON BISHOP CP, Church of St John the Baptist




Parish church. C12 nave and arcade of south aisle, C13 chancel, C14 south porch and rebuilding of south aisle, west tower c1400; restoration of 1862 and south vestry added in 1880. Sandstone rubble; stone slate roof. West tower, nave with south aisle and south porch, chancel and south vestry.

West tower: three stages, stepped diagonal buttressing, two string courses; plain parapet. Trefoil-headed light with square-headed surround to second stage, two trefoil-headed lights with quatrefoil to belfry. South aisle: two trefoiled-ogee headed lights to square-headed window to left with similar 3-light window to right of south porch. Two cinquefoil-headed lights with quatrefoil to east window of south aisle; trefoiled-ogee-headed light to west window. South porch: gabled with raised verge. Two-centred outer doorway with two chamfered orders, inner dying into responds. Single trefoil-headed lights to returns. Chancel: two trefoiled-ogee-headed lights with quatrefoil to left partly obscured by C19 octagonal vestry; similar 2-light window to right of vestry. East window: early C13 lancets flanking later inserted C14 window of two trefoiled-ogee-headed lights and quatrefoil.

INTERIOR: tall tower arch, two moulded orders; south aisle arcade: three-bay 2-centre-headed arches with drum piers, moulded bases and capitals with trumpet and foliate-type enrichment, largely restored. Blocked C12 doorway in north wall of nave with semicircular head. Moulded reveals to lancets at east end of chancel. Fittings: C14 font, faceted stem with octagonal bowl, quatrefoil panels to each side. C17 pulpit, hexagonal with enriched arcaded panels. Monuments: south aisle recess with segmental pointed arch and chamfered jambs, male effigy in contemporary costume with square object in hands; recess flanked by trefoiled ogee-headed piscinae. Incorporated into south wall of chancel are fragments of sculptural reliefs said to be fragments of a Roman tombstone.

Listing NGR: SO6502327212


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire II East, (1932), 192-194
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 304


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: 06 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06562/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian F. Squires. Source Historic England Archive
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