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Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
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GAYDON CHURCH ROAD SP35SE 8/67 30/05/67 (South side) Church of St. Giles


Small church. 1852. Designed by Squirhill. Ironstone ashlar with moulded cornices. Tile roofs have stone coped gable parapets with gablet kneelers. Chancel, nave, north aisle and porch and north-west tower. Simple Gothic Revival Decorated style. 2-bay chancel, 4-bay nave. Diagonal, west angle and other buttresses of 2 offsets. Chancel has moulded sill course, stepped up below east window. 3-light double-chamfered east and west windows have cusped intersecting tracery and hood mould with foliage stops. North and south sides have traceried ogee lancets with relieving arches. Porch has doorway of 2 moulded orders. Double-leaf doors with decorative hinges. Trefoil openings cut from a single block. Inside, the simple moulded south doorway is possibly mediaeval. 2 north 2-light segmental-pointed windows with reticulated tracery and relieving arches. Tower of 3 low stages with splays, abutting porch. Angle buttresses. High double plinth. Traceried north ogee lancet. Second stage has small ogee lancets with gablets breaking into splay course. Octagonal third stage has traceried lancet bell openings with hood moulds to 4 faces. Clock faces across openings to 3 sides. Moulded cornice. Steep stone pyramidal roof. Interior: scored imitation ashlar plastered walls. Chancel has moulded stone sill course. Chancel and nave have arched braced trefoiled queen strut roofs with stone ball flower corbels to chancel and shaped corbels to nave. Chancel arch has outer arch with imposts, and inner arch on triple colonnettes with leaf capitals and corbels. Plaster arches of 2 chamfered orders throughout. Entrance to reading desk in north-east corner of nave has segmental pointed arch across angle, with similar arch across aisle south-east corner. 3-bay arcade has low round piers with moulded capitals. Aisle has lean-to roof. Fittings: stone reredos of cinqfoiled arches. Octagonal font. Original altar rails, stalls, reading desk, pulpit etc. Stained glass: east window in memory of Edward Bolton King 1876. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.295).

Listing NGR: SP3643853958


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Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 295


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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06102/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Walter Chinn. Source Historic England Archive
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