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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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SO 31460 41797


SO 34 SW DORSTONE CP B 4348 (south side) Dorstone

6/128 Church of St Faith

26/1/67 GV II*

Parish church. Rebuilt 1826 and 1889 embodying fragments of the medieval church. Coursed rubble, tile roof. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel, north chapel. All medieval features are more or less restored, West tower: pyramidal roof, 3 stages, plain parapet, angle buttresses, lean-to stair turret at south-east corner; second stage blind; first stage has square headed single lights to north and south walls, quatrefoil window to west; ground floor, west wall: 2 trefoiled lights. Nave: south wall: two 2- trefoiled light windows with quatrefoils above, under 2-centred heads, to west of which timber south porch, south door: early C14 of 2 orders, 2-centred head; north wall: 3 similar windows. Chancel: south wall: 2 windows with 2 trefoiled lights; east window: 4 trefoiled lights under centred head; north chapel: door to left, 2 trefoiled light window to right; west wall: C13 lancet. Interior: chancel: 2 pointed arches to north chapel, containing organ; in north chapel an early C14 piscina with trefoiled ogee head; in south wall of chancel a C13 piscina with arch of 2 orders, inner a sub- cusped cinquefoil, at back of recess bracket with dog tooth ornament; chancel arch of 2 moulded orders with stopped label; tower arch, early C14 of tufa, 2-centred, 2 chamfered orders, inner order dying into the responds; lancet above. Roofs: nave: rafter roof with collar braced from below, the braces intersecting above the collar in scissors, canted ashlar pieces; chancel: ribbed barrel vault in timber. Fittings: late C19 pulpit of lime- stone and red marble with statues of the 4 evangelists. Stoup, possibly C14, beside south door. Font: c1300 octagonal shaft and base, C19 bowl. Loose in chancel two pieces of an inscribed stone sill, probably dated 1266. (RCHM 1, pp 55-57; BoE, p 116).

Listing NGR: SO3146041797


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 55-57
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 116


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: 03 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/09258/08
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