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Wychavon (District Authority)
Church Lench
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SP 02414 51266


SP 05 SW CHURCH LENCH CP MAIN STREET (north side) 8/45 Church of All Saints



Parish church. C12, altered and extended C14 and C15, restored 1852-3 by F Preedy and 1887-8. Lias with ashlar dressings, stone slate and slate roof. C12 nave, C14 and C15 south aisle; late C15 west tower, C14 chancel. West tower: three stages, top stage offset, diagonal buttresses, crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles, belfry has square-headed louvred windows; square- headed windows to ground stage. Nave and south aisle: south wall: four bays, C19 south porch in west bay with 2-centred head to outer openings; south door: 2-centred head of two orders, outer roll moulded, with restored respond and shafts; next bay has window with square head and two trefoiled lights, then two square-headed windows with square labels; C15 clerestorey: three windows: two trefoiled lights under 4-centred head; east window of aisle: three trefoiled lights under 4-centred head; north wall: C12 north door with semi-circular head, plain impost blocks; large central window of C15 with three trefoiled lights under 4-centred-head, two windows to clerestorey. Chancel: rebuilt C14, heavily restored mid-C19, three bays: south wall: central window has two cinquefoiled lights, flanking windows two trefoiled lights all under square heads; central window over a square-headed door between two buttresses (all restored); east window: three trefoiled lights under segmental head with label; north vestry/ organ chamber mid-C19. Interior: nave: tower arch segmental pointed of two chamfered orders; arcade to south aisle of three bays, the east bay a flattened 4-centred arch of two chamfered orders, other two bays have 2-centred arches with two hollow moulded orders continuous down piers; chancel arch: segmental pointed of two chamfered orders; corbel to support statue in east wall of south aisle; respond of arcade has stone statue canopy with nodding ogee; rood loft stair in thickness of wall at north-east corner of nave. Roofs: all C19: nave: four bays: king-post trusses with trefoil panels in spandrels; chancel: three bays, arch braced collar trusses, C14 style, with C19 painting. Fittings: glass: C15 fragments in tympanum of blocked north door, the rest of the fittings are mid- to late C19. (VCH 3, pp 48-49; BoE, p 120).

Listing NGR: SP0241451266


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1924), 48-49
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 120


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: 24 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05826/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Harnwell. Source Historic England Archive
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