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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 45030 43882


SO 44 SE; 5/32


Church of St Mary




Parish church. C12 nave, chancel arch c1200, chancel 1300, C14 west tower, C15 south porch, restoration of 1861 and 1876. Coursed sandstone rubble, coursed and squared sandstone rubble to west tower, part timber-framed south porch, Welsh slate roofs. West tower, nave with south porch, chancel and north vestry.

West tower: three stages with squat pyramidal roof, two string courses, plain corbel table below roof, trefoiled-ogee headed light to second stage and plain square-headed vent to bell stage. Nave: one C19 window with two cusped lights and quatrefoil to left and two similar C19 windows, one with trefoil, to right of south porch. The north wall retains a C13 lancet and a late C13 window of two trefoil-headed lights and trefoil. South porch: timber- framed on sandstone plinth, moulded main posts with capitals to outer doorway, moulded braces to tie beam, cusped struts above, close studding to returns, moulded purlins and rafters with bosses at intersections to roof. Chancel: early C14 trefoil-headed light to left, C14 ogee-headed light and early C14 window of two trefoil-headed lights with trefoil to right of re-set c1200 semi-circular headed doorway. North wall retains an early C14 window of two trefoil-headed lights with quatrefoil partly obscured by the C19 vestry. East window: mid-C14 three trefoiled ogee-headed lights with flowing tracery.

INTERIOR: Nave: C13 three-bay roof with intermediate trusses, main trusses have collars and moulded tie beams with inclined struts; open arch-braced intermediate trusses with trefoils in spandrels. Two rows of purlins with wind bracing, chancel roof appears altered retaining some original members. Chancel arch; C13 two-centred arch of two chamfered orders, outer continuous, plain impost to inner, flanked by C19 cusped openings (possibly pierced side altars). Fittings: Font dated 1667 with inscription, the gift of John Squier of Colford, moulded base and stem, cylindrical bowl with fluting and rosettes, bread and reel mouldings below capping. Monuments: Cholmeley memorial wall monument 1669 broken-segmental pediment supported on Ionic columns commemorates John Cholmeley, Armiger. Stained glass: fragment of C14, figure of bishop and figure of archbishop in south-west window of chancel, possibly St Thomas of Canterbury and St Thomas of Hereford, further fragments in north-east window of nave.

Listing NGR: SO4502943883


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire II East, (1932), 64-65
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 107-108


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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