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Parish Church of St George, Cam

Description: Parish Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 131408

OS Grid Reference: ST7573699343
OS Grid Coordinates: 375736, 199343
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6923, -2.3524

Location: Hopton Road, Cam, Gloucestershire GL11 5PJ

Locality: Cam
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL11 5PJ

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Listing Text

4/8 (north side)
Parish Church of St


Anglican parish church. Mainly mid C14, but chancel arch C13, north aisle C15; porch
restored 1836-52 and chancel 1845, both by George Madan, the incumbent. Cotswold
limestone but clearstorey wall in marlstone; roofs lead except stone slate to
chancel. West tower, part, north and south aisles, 2-storey south porch chancel.
Tower in four stages plus blank panelled crenellation and three diagonal pinnacles,
diagonal buttresses becoming square clamp, above and below first string course at each
corner are fine paired corbel heads or animal carvings; nave clearstorey with four
2-light perpendicular lights and pierced parapet over string course with ball-flower,
south aisle with 2-light restored C14 windows and unpierced parapet. Chancel with
2-light C14 windows and unpierced parapet. Chancel with 2-light C14 windows and
parapet string course with ball-flower. At each end of north aisle 3-light traceried
window with part-crenellated transome north aisle walling worn marlstone to eaves, no
parapet blocked north door. Interior: vaulted tower, quadripartite with ridge ribs,
modern glazed screen to tower arch. 4-bay nave, heavy octagonal piers on plinth,
simple bell capitals, heavy double chamfer arches, dying into wall, continuous string
over. Arch-braced low-pitch boarded ceiling; lean-to north aisle with heavy central
purlin, 5-bay, 3 arch braces brought down to low corbels; blocked north door not
aligned with south door. South aisle, 4-bay, C19 roof structure. Chancel arch has
twin north, and triple, south cusped openings at low level, and arch mould stopped to
octagonal cap on short triple shafts with keeled profile, springing from leaf-carved
brackets. Chancel rebuilt C19 has pointed barrel roof with painted ribs. Floors
generally stone, except under pews, and probably C19 tile to chancel, carpetted at
time of survey. Good Jacobean pulpit on chancel north respond; C13 font, with 3 sets
of dog-tooth ornament on C19 base; carved oak reredos, The Last Supper. East window,
south aisle, Clayton and Bell.

The church is reputed to have been rebuilt in c1340 by Lord Berkeley, following the
murder of Edward II.

See: David Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds (B/E), 1970.

Listing NGR: ST7573399343

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Source: English Heritage

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