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Church of St George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woolhope, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0191 / 52°1'8"N

Longitude: -2.5675 / 2°34'2"W

OS Eastings: 361155

OS Northings: 235785

OS Grid: SO611357

Mapcode National: GBR FS.GV2B

Mapcode Global: VH85Y.GH1Z

Entry Name: Church of St George

Location: Woolhope, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Parish: Woolhope

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152935

Source ID: 1156792

Listing Text

WOOLHOPE CP WOOLHOPE
SO 63 NW

4/268 Church of St George

6.3.67

GV II*

Parish church. Part of chancel C12, nave and aisles c1300, west tower late
C13, restored 1848 and 1883 when the south porch was added and the south
aisle extended eastwards. Sandstone rubble and sandstone dressings, tiled
roofs. Continuous arcaded nave and chancel, north and south aisles, west
tower and south porch. West tower: three stages, diagonal buttresses to
north-west and south-west with off-sets; first and second stages are con-
tinuous, chamfered lancet to north and south sides of second stage, larger
roll-moulded lancet to each side of the top stage; double string course
beneath plain parapet with a waterspout to north-west and south sides; newel
lights to south side of west end with corbel head to string course above
dividing second and third stages. North aisle has a trefoil-headed restored
single-light west window, three restored windows to the north each of two
lights, a priests' door to the west of the easternmost and a chamfered lancet
at the east end. The east window has three restored lights with trefoiled
heads beneath cinquefoil tracery; south window, again restored, has one
light with a trefoiled head; at the south-east corner is a diagonal buttress
with off-sets. South aisle has C19 lancets in the eastern part, one C15 3-
light trefoiled window to the east of the porch and a pair of C19 lancets
under a relieving arch at the west end. C19 oak south porch has arch-braces
from front corner-posts to a cambered tie-beam supporting a crown post and
panelled sides with cinquefoiled openings above. South doorway has C13 2-
centred chamfered arch and jambs with label and stops. Interior: C19 con-
tinuous wagon roof to nave and chancel; curved braces to collars in trussed
rafter roofs of north and south aisles; a deeply splayed C12 window separates
the east end of the north side of the chancel from the north aisle; restored
north arcade and C19 south arcade, the eastern piers octagonal, the rest
cylindrical; north-west arch is semi-circular, the north-east 2-centred.
Piscina in chancel has multi-foiled head and quatrefoil drain. Enclosing
the chancel on three sides are C19 screens. Cyclindrical C19 diapered pulpit
and contemporary font with four columns supporting square basin decorated
with trefoil-headed panels; above is a pyramidical font cover with cut-out
quatrefoils, chain and pulley. Tower arch is 2-centred with double chamfers,
the inner one supported on each side by a cluster of three wall shafts on
corbels, one with a head. Two coffin lids, one possibly C13, the other C14
in north aisle; cushion capital on shaft stands at the west side of the south
door. (RCHM Vol II, p 220-1).


Listing NGR: SO6115535785

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