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Church of St Margaret, Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 131658

OS Grid Reference: SO8332613677
OS Grid Coordinates: 383326, 213677
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8215, -2.2433

Location: Church Lane, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire GL4 0UF

Locality: Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 0UF

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Listing Text

WHADDON (south side), Whaddon

5/1 Church of St. Margaret



Parish church. C13 with C15 tower; restored generally in 1855,
chancel in 1880. Very large coursed and squared limestone to nave
and chancel with ashlar tower; random rubble to north side of nave
and upper part of east end; stone slate roof. Nave without aisles;
chancel, west tower and north porch. Moulded and pointed arched
north doorway with carved head labels to hoodmould; C19 plank door;
porch has moulded 4-centred archway in parapet gable with diagonal
corner butresses; small chamfered square-headed side windows above
Cl9 restored internal stone seats; C19 replacement porch roof with
cusping to rafter collars. 2 plain chamfered Early English nave
lancets to left of porch. 3 lancets to south nave wall as on
north, above a deep plinth; 3 C18 wall memorials mounted between
windows; square stair-turret to tower with raking coped top
projects flush with nave wall, having shouldered-arched doorway and
stone steps. Parapet east end gable to nave; also to chancel with
Early English. triplet east window; 2 chancel windows in north and
south walls, the eastern being single Early English lancet; pointed
arched priest's doorway with plank door central to south wall with
2-light to left having quatrefoil tracery head in square opening;
small ogee-headed lancet to right in north chancel wall. Diagonal
offset buttresses to 3 stage tower with heavy plinth moulding
broken by pointed-arched west doorway; C19 restored 2-light west
window; small chamfered square-headed opening to middle stage on
north and south sides; 2-light belfry openings with rectilinear
tracery and stone slate louvres; buttresses at belfry level are
clasping and the east pair are terminated above the nave roof with
carved corbels; string course above with single remaining carved
animal gargoyle in east and west tower faces; crenellated parapet.
Interior has been scraped and partially replastered in C19
restorations; nave has continuous rounded string course at sill
level and timber ribbed barrel roof with brattished wall-plate;
round-headed tower arch with C19 timber vestry screen below and
Royal Arms of George III mounted above; blocked square-headed
doorway to left of tower arch gave internal access to tower stairs.
Wide pointed chancel arch has chamfered archivolt supported on
plain corbels with recessed undersides; chancel floor has been
raised in C19 with step at arch and before altar; timber panelled
barrel chancel roof. Restored shouldered-arched piscina in south
chancel wall; plain black marble memorial over priest's door,
inscribed to WILLIAM MATHEWS, died 1720, and to his wife MARY; C19
box pews in nave and octagonal stone C19 pulpit with arcaded top
and base; early C14 stone octagonal font with round-headed
panelling to bowl and heavy mouldings below above a panelled
pedestal. Some C19 stained glass in nave; east chancel triplet
glazed by Sir Niniam Comper, dated 1920. Dominant tower in the
flat landscape. (D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Vale and the
Forest of Dean, 1976.)

Listing NGR: SO8332613677

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Source: English Heritage

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