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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Stretton Sugwas
National Grid Reference:
SO 45964 42026


STRETTON SUGWAS CP - SO 44 SE 5/67 Church of St Mary Magdalene 27.1.67

- II*

Parish church. 1877 - 80 by ? Cheiake on new site incorporating a number of old pieces from the demolished church. Coursed and squared sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. North-west tower, nave with north aisle and south porch, chancel and north vestry. North-west tower: four stages with pyramidal roof, sandstone rubble to lower stage, close-studded timber-framing to upper sections, re-using old timbers. Re-set in stone north wall is a 2-light window in square head with two trefoiled-ogee headed lights; pair of louvred vents to each side of bell stage. Nave: C19 windows to south wall with single-light window with trefoil- headed lights and quatrefoils and trefoils in roundels to right of timber-framed south porch with C19 square-headed doorway. Two re-set windows to north aisle, one late C14 window of two trefoiled-ogee headed lights in square head. Eastern C15 window of two cinquefoiled lights in a square head. Chancel: C19 windows, two 2-light windows to south and 3-light window with flowing tracery to east. The vestry contains a re-set early C14 window in the east wall of two trefoil- headed lights and a square-headed window of two cinquefoil headed lights in the north wall. Interior: re-set in the south wall of the tower is a doorway of c1150 with square jambs and lintel and semi-circular tympanum with a carving of Samson opening the jaws of the lion; on south wall of nave: incised slab to Richard Grevelhay and his wife, 1473, in contemporary civil dress under a canopy. Font: C13, round bowl with round stem and chamfered base. Fragment of C15 screen incorporated into C19 screen in vestry. (RCHM, Vol II, p 176; BoE, p 295).

Listing NGR: SO4596442026


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire II East, (1932), 176
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 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: 15 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01499/21
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