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Church of St Cyr, Stonehouse

Description: Church of St Cyr

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132028

OS Grid Reference: SO7994905013
OS Grid Coordinates: 379949, 205013
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7435, -2.2918

Location: Church Lane, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3RA

Locality: Stonehouse
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL10 3RA

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Listing Text

(west side)

6/152 Church of St Cyr
(previously listed as Church of
28.6.60 St Cyril)


Parish church. C14 tower; remainder of church rebuilt 1854 by
Henry Crisp of Bristol; chancel aisles and vestry added 1884.
Coursed and squared limestone; stone slate roof. Nave and chancel
with aisles; west tower, north porch and south vestry. Round
arched C12 style north doorway is said to be copy of original;
porch with pointed arch and diagonal offset buttresses. Five-
window fenestration to lean-to aisles, all Perpendicular traceried
in offset buttressed walls (north doorway replacing 1 window on
north side, projecting gabled vestry with large Perpendicular
window replacing 1 window on south side at east end). Three-stage
tower with diagonal west buttresses appears rather squat due to
high roof of rebuilt church. Moulded pointed arched west doorway
with Perpendicular traceried window above. Belfry is possibly
later C15 with 2-light openings having timber louvres below
quatrefoil tracery. Crenellated parapet to tower and higher
square stair turret on north side. Moulded string course to tower
linking animal gargoyles. Short chancel has east window with
curvilinear tracery.
Interior: spacious with 5-bay aisle arcades. Tower arch obscured
by large west organ loft supported on iron columns; traceried
timber tower screen below. High pointed chancel arch flanked by
lower 4-centred aisle arches. High cambered tie beams to nave
roof with short king posts and quatrefoil spandrel filling. East
window has matching recessed flanking panels. Various C19 church
furnishings, all original. Earliest memorials in tower: panel
flanked by scrolls is to Mary ye Wife of Thomas Smyth, died 1675;
and oval memorial with wreathed border and escutcheons to Anselm
Fowler of Moore Hall, died 1704. Various C19 memorials in south
aisle. Stained glass to east window by Wailes of Newcastle.
(N.M.Herbert, 'Stonehouse' in V.C.H. Glos x, 1972, pp.267-289; and
D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO7994905013

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Source: English Heritage

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