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Church of St Faith, Temple Guiting

Description: Church of St Faith

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 128782

OS Grid Reference: SP0614129030
OS Grid Coordinates: 406141, 229030
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9597, -1.9120

Location: Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire GL54 5AU

Locality: Temple Guiting
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5AU

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Listing Text

Church of St. Faith
Anglican chapel of ease. Saxo-Norman nave. Limestone rubble,
limestone slate roof with limestone coping. Rectangular nave
formerly with chancel, now demolished. South wall of nave 2
windowed: two C15 hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned windows with
cinquefoil cusped heads and stopped hoods. Central early studded
plank door within C15 hollow-chamfered Tudor arched surround with
spandrels with Tudor rose motif in relief and hood with
asymmetrical diamond stops. North wall of nave: outline and
indentation of former central north door (now blocked) with flat-
chamfered round-headed arch stained red on its inner surface. Early
English trefoil-headed door lancet left with moulded surround and
stops in the form of heads. Simple lancet left. Outline of former
round-headed arch to chancel visible at east end. 2-light
Perpendicular window at west end with hood with stops in the form
of heads. Double-arched former bellcote now built into apex of
west gable end, comprising 2 round-headed arches divided by a
central square column with impost. Similar engaged columns to
either side. Flat gable end corner.
Interior: Round-headed roll-moulded chancel arch (now blocked).
Early timber roof comprising tie and collar with through purlins
and windbraces, C19 red tile floor. Fittings: Early English font
at west end comprising cylindrical bowl supporters by 4 engaged
shafts with roll mouldings at top and bottom. C17 wood pulpit with
sounding board and reading desk in north east corner of nave.
Stone altar slab on C17 table within indentation formed by blocking
of chancel arch. C17 turned wood communion rail with turned
balusters forming lower half and panelling at top. Small piscina
set on engaged wooden column left of altar. Remains of large stone
piscina or font below C19 settle against right wall at east end.
C17 chair with foliate carving left of altar. C19 pews incorporate
wood from C16-C17 seating. Monuments: limestone chest-tomb in
north-east corner of nave to William Stratford and his wife Ann
Walwyn, died c1590 (q.v. Great Farmcote). Recumbent figures of
couple on tomb with simple Roman Doric canopy with pediment, shield
of arms and finials in the form of model chimneys. White marble
decorated tablet with draped urn and palms to Francis Stratford,
died 1841, on south wall opposite Stratford tomb. 2 recumbent C18-
Cl9 limestone ledgers set in aisle to members of the Baker family.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Cotswolds (1979).

Listing NGR: SP0614129032

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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