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Church of St Kenelm, Sapperton

Description: Church of St Kenelm

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 128360

OS Grid Reference: SO9474303408
OS Grid Coordinates: 394743, 203408
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7294, -2.0775

Location: Church Lane, Sapperton, Gloucestershire GL7 6LQ

Locality: Sapperton
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 6LQ

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Listing Text


1/84 Church of St. Kenelm


Parish Church. Early C12 foundation with some traces remaining in
north transept, crossing tower and nave and chancel roofs of C14,
alterations to north transept in C16, church largely rebuilt by
Atkyns family at beginning of C18. Squared and coursed rubble
stone, with nave and south transept of ashlar. Cotswold stone-
slate roof with coped gables surmounted with cross saddlestones and
additional cross finial to chancel gable only. Cruciform with
tower to east of transepts. Tower of 2 stages with off-sets,
double belfry openings with trefoil head on top stage, broach spire
and weathercock. South transept has twin gables with moulded
entrance doorway on left and animal head gargoyle between Nave
and chancel windows round-headed with some of original clear
greenish glass of early C18. 3-light east window with Decorated
Interior: Tower supported on four C14 arches with ogee-arched tomb
recess under north arch. Font in south porch of C15 with
contemporary linen-fold benches adjacent. Carved pew ends,
panelling in south transept, gallery frontal and oak cornice all
came from Sapperton Park, demolished c1730. Very, fine collection
of monuments. In chancel, several C17 wall tablets, and one dated
1584. This tablet and a large monument to the Poole family, dated
1574, with a recumbent stone knight and Renaissance canopy, on east
wall of north transept, are by Gildo or Gildon of Hereford. Also
in north transept large Renaissance tomb of Sir Henry Poole, died
1616, with kneeling marble effigies of him and his family. In
south transept, monument to Sir Robert Atkyns, historian of
Gloucestershire, died 1711, by Edward Stanton. Reclining figure of
Atkyns under Ionic canopy with elaborate carved structure above and
long inscription at the back. (David Verey, Buildings of England,
Gloucestershire: the Cotswolds, 1979.) - -

Listing NGR: SO9474203410

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Source: English Heritage

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