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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 132539
OS Grid Reference: SO7603009069
OS Grid Coordinates: 376030, 209069
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7798, -2.3488
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SO 70 NE
6/281 Church of St. Andrew
Small Anglican church. Cll foundation, earliest work probably of
C14, altered and tower added late C15/early C16, north aisle added
1842, restored c1884-5 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Random coursed and
dressed stone, ashlar tower and part ashlar walls, stone slate roof
with coped east verges with saddlestones and cross finials. West
tower, nave with south porch and north aisle, chancel, with north
vestry of 1880s. Tower of 3 stages on moulded plinth with string
courses, diagonal stepped buttresses up to top of second stage,
embattled parapet with gargoyles and stair vice in north east
corner projecting higher as embattled turret. Two-light stone
louvred belfry lights on top stage with clock face to south; west
side has long 2-light Decorated window over stepped cavetto moulded
pointed archway with hoodmould. South porch probably of C15 with
small diagonal buttresses flanking moulded pointed archway with
sundial over, inner earlier doorway and door with fine original
decorative iron hinging, flanking stone wall seats with trefoil
squints to each side and stoup to right and Jacobean carved bosses
and mouldings to wagon roof. Two-light flanking windows on nave,
Perpendicular (with square hoodmould) to left and Decorated to
right. Chancel has similar flanking small 3-centred priest's door
with square hoodmould and initials PB in spandrels, probably for
Priory of Bruton. C19 east window is 3-light Perpendicular,
original now in north vestry. Three C19 Decorated 2-light on north
Interior: 3-bay Decorated arcade of 1842. Ceilings panelled in
late C19 when chancel arch renewed. Round arched chamfered
entrance to rood stair probably of early C16 on south wall.
Several good wall monuments including 2 in north aisle to Lloyd
family (owners of Whitminster House, q.v., in C17) - Rebecca, 1625,
in marble with small kneeling effigy, and Nathaniel, late C17, in
painted stone. Jacobean pulpit. Remains of gilded reredos by
Heaton, Butler and Bayne.
(Buildings of England: Gloucestershire - the Vale and the Forest
of Dean, 1980; V.C.H., Gloucestershire, Vol X, 1972)
Listing NGR: SO7603009069
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