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Church of St Eadburga, Ebrington

Description: Church of St Eadburga

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126949

OS Grid Reference: SP1837139992
OS Grid Coordinates: 418371, 239992
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0580, -1.7335

Location: 46 Church Steps, Ebrington GL55 6NG

Locality: Ebrington
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL55 6NG

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Listing Text


13/27 Church of St. Eadburga


Church of St. Eadburga. Norman nave, north and south doors. C13
south porch/aisle and chancel. Perpendicular west tower.
Restoration and vestry by Hunt 1875-6. South aisle/porch, nave
and chancel, ashlar with the exception of a short length of
limestone rubble walling at south west corner of nave. Chancel
buttressed on south, nave buttressed on north. 2 stage tower of
ashlar with diagonal west buttresses, embattlemented parapet with 4
pinnacles. Enriched string below. Four, 2-light belfry windows,
with quatrefoils and limestone, slate louvres. Limestone slate
roof with slightly stepped coping, decorative, roll, gable and
eaves finials. Nave, with chancel and W tower, porch/aisle on S.
C19 vestry onto N wall of chancel. Doorway of S porch: pointed
with deep, moulded architrave. Norman S doorway within with 3
orders of chevron moulding, diaper work on the hympanum, restored
jamb shafts with carved capitals. Early oak studded door with
strap hinges with iron fastening bar approximately 2 metres in
length. 2-light, stone-mullioned window in left wall of porch with
eroded stone memorial tablet to members of the Keyt family on left
wall outside. South wall: two 2-light, pointed, C19 windows with
cusping and hoods with diamond shaped stops of S aisle. East
wall: C13, Y traceried window with cusped lights. South wall of
chancel: one 3-light, pointed, C19 traceried window. plank
priest's door with decorative hinges in deeply moulded pointed
surround with hood, right. Scratched sundial dated 1625 and arms
of the Keyt's family over. Pointed 3-light C19 window in E wall.
North wall of chancel: one pointed, 3-light, C19 traceried window.
North wall nave: 2 pointed, C19 2-light traceried windows flanking
blocked, round-headed Norman doorway. Pointed west door to tower
similar to priest's door but with stopped hood. All windows except
east window of chancel have C19 diamond leaded lights. Flat
headed C13 window with 2-lights with trefoil heads in south west
corner of nave.
Interior: Simple nave with C19 timber roof with tie beam, arched
braces below and king post with curved braces above. South aisle of
2 bays separated from nave by 2 flat chamfered pointed arches
rising from rectangular piers. Tall, pointed arch with carved
heads under abaci and remains of zig-zag painting on chamfers to
tower. Step up to chancel through flat chamfered, pointed arch
with engaged round columns. Quatrefoil window to south aisle from
porch. Blocked squint and entrance to rood, at east end on left.
Trefoil headed piscina in S wall. Tall, pointed arch with carved
heads under abaci and remains of zig-zag painting on chamfers to
tower. Black letter texts, within geometrical borders, either side
of tower arch. Glass: E window of S aisle incorporates C17
heraldic glass depicting the Keyt and Coventry arms. Fragments of
C16 English and Flemish glass in the S window of the chancel,
depicting Joseph and his brethren and a man sowing seed. C20
stained glass in E window. Furniture: font, in centre of aisle
towards the rear of the church, C13 steps and pedestal supporting a
C15, Perpendicular style font with octagonal bowl decorated with
quatrefoils. Pews mostly C19, but some have reused medieval bench
ends with blind tracery. Very fine, carved pulpit and tester dated
1679. C17 German singing lectern. Monuments etc in the nave: C19
wooden plaque commemorating Ebrington's Cow Charity on wall by S
door. Royal Arms 1725 over tower arch. S aisle: defaced tomb
with coat of arms under E window. Chancel: painted stone recumbent
effigy of Sir John Fortescue in legal robes on a chest tomb with
Gothic panels at far end, left. Opposite an alter tomb of c1632
commemorating Sir William Keyt with Corinthian columns and
heraldry. Right of the latter a classical marble monument of circa
1662 commemorating Sir John Keyt with busts of Keyt and his wife
with falls of fruit and heraldry.
(David Verey: The Buildings of England - The Cotwolds 1979)

Listing NGR: SP1837239992

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Source: English Heritage

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