Parish Church of St Edward, Stow-on-the-Wold
Description: Parish Church of St Edward
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126311
OS Grid Reference: SP1909225758
OS Grid Coordinates: 419092, 225758
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9300, -1.7237
Location: Church Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1BB
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1. CHURCH STREET
5224 (north side)
Parish Church of
SP 1925 NW 2/1 25.8.60
Saxon origins, Norman elements to nave, extended C13 and C14. Tower and Clerestory
C15. Restored C17 and C19, including 1873 by J L Pearson. Cruciform plan of
irregular compartments: 4 bay nave with north and south porches, wide aisles, north
transept, tower in south transept position, 3 bay chancel with vestry and organ
chamber. Rubble built with Cotswold stone roof. Ashlar tower and parapets (except
C15 Sanctus bell-cote.
4-stage tower is a conspicuous landmark; corner buttresses to tower 2 stages and
rectangular turret to south-west; embattled and panelled parapet, with pinnacles and
a string course with gargoyles.
Gabled south porch. Shallow C17 north porch masking moulded C13 north door. Three
late tracery windows and one small C13 lancet to north aisle, C14 tracery to south
aisle. Tall C14 (restored) windows to chancel and Pearson's flowing east window.
Good C14 reticulated west window with ogee arch culminating in canopied niche. North
transept probably C13, retains 2 lancets flanking C15 east window. Other Tudor
windows to north of north transept and at west of aisles. Square headed clerestory
windows with stilted drip moulds.
Norman work confined to 3 buttresses and some re-set chip-carved string at west end.
Interior: arcades principally C13 incorporating C12 parts, but not uniform. North
transept divided from north aisle by double arcade. Plain half-round chancel arch
with no springing. C14 truss-rafter roof to chancel. Pretty Decorated piscina and
part of sedilia (retaining traces of colour) fitted under first south window of
chancel. Blocked organ,chamber arch with 2 mediaeval tiles set in (excavated at
west end). Late C16 'goblet' font. C19 nave roof but one of the C15 corbels beam
arms of John Weston, rector 1416-38.
For stained glass (by Wailes and String) and monuments see "Buildings of England;
Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds" (Pevsner/Verey). See also VCH Glos Vol VI.
Listing NGR: SP1908325759
Source: English Heritage
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