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Church of St Bartholomew, Winstone

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 127231

OS Grid Reference: SO9655809374
OS Grid Coordinates: 396558, 209374
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7830, -2.0513

Location: Croft Lane, Winstone, Gloucestershire GL7 7JU

Locality: Winstone
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 7JU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/131 Church of St. Bartholomew



Parish church. Mid or late C11; C14 south porch; C15 tower; vestry
added and chancel rebuilt in 1876 restoration by Waller and Son.
Random rubble limestone; ashlar dressings; rock-faced coursed
rubble to chancel and vestry; stone slate roof. Nave without
aisles; west tower, south porch, north vestry and chancel. Central
south doorway with diaper pattern on carved lintel; incised lozenge
pattern on tympanum; roll moulded arch and columns with cushion
capitals and bulbous bases. C14 porch has internal stone seats
each with small trefoil-headed window over; simple pointed arch in
parapet gable with buttresses flush to end wall; cross-roll saddle
over. Left 2-light trefoil-headed window; right C16 4-light with
Tudor-arched heads and hood mould; further right 2-light trefoil-
headed; corner buttresses are C19. North wall has central blocked
doorway with plain lintel and unembellished recessed tympanum;
small stone bracket projects centrally over; monolothic jambs; very
small round-headed window to left with recessed monolothic
surround; beyond C19 buttress a 2-light with tretoiled heads.
Tower of 2 stages with parapet gables to saddleback roof; diagonal
buttress rising only part of tower height on west corners; pointed
arched west doorway with hood mould which has stiff-leaf terminals
appears part of C19 restoration; simple chamfered square-headed
light to north and south walls of ringing chamber; 2-light square-
headed belfry opening in west face with single light to north and
south, all having stone louvres; stone chimney added to north east
corner in C19 or C20. Chancel rebuilt on earlier plinth has
original 2-light trefoil-headed window in north wall; no east
window; 2 trefoil-headed lancets in south wall, that to left being
original while the other is C19 copy; fragments of incised medieval
coffin lids appear to have been used in rebuilding of chancel.
Interior has been scraped and ribbon pointed throughout; carved
crowned head projects over blocked north doorway; blocked doorway
to tower indicated by timber lintel still in place and much larger
timber lintel embedded over; very deep round-headed splayed opening
to small north window; 2 narrow doorways in south wall, one at high
level, were of former rood loft stairs, now removed. simple round-
headed Norman chancel arch with chamfered abaci; north pier has
monolothic jamb with chamfered west corner; south pier has long and
short dressed masonry; C19 wagon roof to nave with 3 earlier
moulded tie beams. Floor steps up to chancel which is stepped at
east end for altar table; 2 carved brattished beams in east wall
are from former rood loft; pointed arched vestry doorway with plank
door; C19 wagon roof to chancel. Square-headed aumbry in north
chancel wall; pews and octagonal fronted timber pulpit on stone
base; C15 octagonal stone font with quatrefoil to each face and
octagonal moulded pedestal. The north and south doorways, and the
chancel arch suggest a pre-conquest origin for this church.
(W. J. Sheils, 'Winstone' in V.C.H. Glos. xi 1976, pp 145-151;
H.M. & J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1965, pp 672-673;
and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO9655609373

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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