CHURCH OF ST DENNIS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1348774
Date first listed:
30-Apr-1986
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST DENNIS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST DENNIS

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Pencoyd
National Grid Reference:
SO 51608 26555

Details

PENCOYD CP - SO 52 NW

3/72 Church of St Dennis

GV II*

Parish church. C14 nave and chancel with rebuilt chancel and south porch of 1877-8 when the church was restored (RCHM Vol I, p 209). Sandstone rubble, coursed sandstone and sandstone dressings, tiled roof. Nave, west tower, chancel and north porch. West tower has battered base and three stages with projecting parapet; west side has one central loop to bottom and first stages; top stage has a single ogeed opening to each face. Nave: south wall has two re-set ogeed one-light windows, one to the west and one to the centre, with a 2-light ogeed and trefoiled window under a square head to the east; the north wall has a 2-light ogeed light to the east of the porch and a single ogeed light immediately west of the chancel. The re-built chancel has a single-light ogeed window with a square head on the south wall; the east window, set between buttresses with off-sets is of two trefoiled lights under a 2-centred head. North porch is timber- framed with a quatrefoiled gable, the front posts have pyramidal chamfer- stops to their bases and carry angle struts rising to an ogee under the tie- beam; scissor truss roof; three-bay panels to each side with trefoil-headed openings above former from cusped angle struts. North doorway has 2-centred head with a label. Interior: chamfered 2-centred opening between tower and nave; roof of nave has C16 (?) braced collar beam trusses, mainly intact, except for the three to the extreme east which are restored and one cambered and chamfered tie-beam. Chancel arch is 2-centred and chamfered with head stops to label. Chancel has wagon roof, late C19 trefoiled and ogee-headed piscina with part octagonal drain; opposite on the north wall is a trefoiled and ogeed niche under a gabled label with a finial at the apex. Font, perhaps C13, has plain cyclindrical bowl and stem on a late C19 base. The south- west nave window has a C13 tomb slab with circles and fleur-de-lis motifs re-used as a lintel. Tower carries three bells, the two eastern ones apparently medieval with Lombardic lettering; the western one probably C17.

Listing NGR: SO5160826555

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
155229
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 209

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15181/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Tudhope. Source Historic England Archive
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