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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1341036



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Quenington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 129867

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6/241 Church of St. Swithin



Anglican parish church. Recorded by 1100, chancel windows of C13 and C15, nave windows probably early C17. Restored 1882. Rubble stone, sprocketed stone slate roof with coped gables and saddlestones with cross finials. Nave with north porch and south porch canopy and bellcote at west end, chancel with vestry of 1882. Nave has pilaster buttresses and string course of C12, walls raised probably in early C17 with insertion of two 3-light stone mullion windows, with square hoodmoulds on south side. Large open timber work C19 north porch with gable, bellcote with octagonal spire replaces west tower added before 1825 and removed in 1882. South porch canopy formed by large gabled hood resting on lower stages of flanking stepped buttresses. North and south porches both have very fine Norman carved doorways and tympana. North doorway has 3 orders with different chevron mouldings and carved abaci and capitals. Tympanum represents the Harrowing of Hell, and may be later. South porch all of one date with guilloche, pellet and beakhead mouldings, continued down jambs. Tympanum may be earliest representation of the Coronation of the Virgin, surrounded by symbols of the Evangelists. Chancel has single round headed light on south side and small lancet to north, obscured on outside by vestry, with deep, long splayed inner reveal. East window, 3-light Perpendicular, copied in 1882 from west window. Plain plastered interior, 5-bay nave with 4 bays to west with arched wind braces on lower tier, fifth bay and chancel with panelled faceted ceiling. Late C16 font with cover of 1662. Interior refitted in 1882. Several marble wall monuments including one of late C17, and C17 shield brass on floor near north door. Initially called St. Mary's in C12, the church was rededicated to St. Swithin by 1735. (VCH, Gloucestershire, Vol.VII, 1981; David Verey, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SP1483703912

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1981)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SP 14838 03912


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