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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
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SO 53037 21169


SO 52 SW; 2/85


Church of St Deinst




Parish church. C14. West tower, nave and chancel, C15 south porch, north aisle dated 1841. Coursed sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings, slate roofs. West tower with south stair turret and spire, nave with south porch and north aisle, chancel.

West tower: three stages, moulded plinth and parapet above roll moulding, stepped diagonal buttresses, recessed octagonal spire, traceried window to west with two cusped ogee lights and hoodmould, loop vents to second stage and 2-light windows to bell chamber, square stair turret rising as semi-octagonal above string course toward second-stage level, lit by loops. Four bay nave: two trefoiled ogee headed lights and quatrefoil with hoodmould set in later gabled dormer window and 2-light square headed window to west, large heavily restored late C14 curvilinear traceried window of two cusped lights and square 2-light window to east of gabled stone porch, doorway of two orders with chamfered jambs, quatrefoil panel in gable. Two bay chancel: square-headed 2-light window to west and further square headed window with two trefoiled ogee headed lights flanking restored doorway. Buttress to chancel arch incorporating a piece of earlier masonry with traces of a Norman interlace pattern.

INTERIOR: C19 roof to nave, C14 scissor-braced roof to chancel. Chancel arcade probably of C16; central 2-centred arch of two chamfered orders springing from moulded imposts flanked by heavily restored smaller arches of one chamfered order; north arcade and aisle 1841. Fittings: C14 octagonal font with quatrefoil in roundel enclosing rosette to each facet, alternating rosette and quatrefoil to lower facets. Wooden pulpit c1680, tall blank arches to five panelled sides, fluted frieze, C17 communion rails with turned balusters and moulded rails reused as screen. Monuments: cusped sepulchral recess in south-east wall of nave, small figure on coffin-shaped slab on south wall near doorway referred to as Chrisholm Child possibly early C14; west wall: Jane Gwillam memorial, C18 marble wall tablet, scrolled cartouche with coat of arms above; south wall: Scudamore memorial. Early C18 scrolled and draped marble tablet with cherubs and defaced shield by Fowler of Gloucester. Chancel east wall: Gwillym memorial, late C17 or early C18, highly decorative marble tablet with scrolled and draped oval inscription panel, with cherubs, cherubs' heads and cartouche with two coats of arms.

Listing NGR: SO5303321171


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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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