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Church of St Andrew, Churcham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 125548

OS Grid Reference: SO7685918204
OS Grid Coordinates: 376859, 218204
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8619, -2.3374

Location: Church Lane, Churcham, Gloucestershire GL2 8AF

Locality: Churcham
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL2 8AF

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Listing Text


11/15 Church of St. Andrew



Parish church; C12, 14/15C, 1878: Nave and tower random rubble,
with large, squared quoins: chancel mixed squarish and flat stone,
with ashlar buttresses: tiled roof to nave, shingles to spire,
slates to chancel. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Tower
in 3 stages, marked by slight offsets in wall: 4 lancets, lower 3
round-headed, top pointed. Above shingled gables on each face, with
a helm roof above, terminating in an iron cross. Louvred, 2-light
square-headed openings in each gable. Nave: gabled porch off-
centre to left: pointed arch to opening, hoodmould with floriate
stops, wrought-iron gates. Parapet gable, with cube set diagonally
on apex, as sundial, gnomon on 3 faces; ball finial. 2-light
windows in side walls. Porch covers south door, semi-circular
moulded arch on C19 columns within C19 trefoil-head to doorway,
with plain tympanum. Low, plain plinth to rear; to left of porch
3-light Perpendicular window, like all on south side without
hoodmould. Jamb of blocked opening to right visible over porch
roof. To right of porch 2-light reticulated-tracery window, with,
to its left, jamb and part of arch of C12 window, surviving stones
moulded, capital with volute. Gable parapets, apex cross at east
end. Plain plinth to chancel, diagonally-set buttress at east end.
2-light geometric tracery window on left, boarded priest's door
just right of centre, no hoodmould. North door to nave C19 rebuild
of C12 opening; above a carved stone, said to be C3 A.D., a
standing figure, arms raised as in prayer, circles with 4 spokes to
left and right, all under a curved arch.
Interior, plain plaster to walls. Wide, semi-circular arch to
tower, springing from abacus. Chancel arch 2 columns each side
with cushion capitals, moulded arches above. 3-bay roof, crown-
post trusses on wall posts, with braces, half trusses between.
Chancel, eastern end late C19 Jacobean-style panelling to 2 m:
open, scissor-braced rafter roof. Octagonal stone font, 1884;
leaves to bowl, supported on grotesques, with cinquefoil-headed
panelling to stem, leaves and flowers on base. Two C18 wall
monuments, 2 Norman revival wall monuments in chancel, 1842 and
1843. Plain piscina by pulpit in nave. Heavily restored by Waller
and Son in 1878 following a fire. Forms group with Churcham Court.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970).

Listing NGR: SO7685918204

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Source: English Heritage

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