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Church of St Bartholomew, Nympsfield

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 133121

OS Grid Reference: SO8009700251
OS Grid Coordinates: 380097, 200251
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7007, -2.2894

Location: Church Street, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire GL10 3UA

Locality: Nympsfield
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL10 3UA

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

(south end)

17/325 Church of St Margaret
(previously listed as
30.6.61 Church of St Bartholomew)

GV II*(Star)

The entry should be amended to read:

(south end)

17/325 Church of St Bartholomew


GV II*(Star)


(south end)

17/325 Church of St Margaret
(previously listed as
30.6.61 Church of St Bartholomew)


Parish church. Late C15 tower. Church rebuilt 1861-63 by S.S.
Teulon. Ashlar limestone tower, squared dressed limestone church;
stone slate roof. Nave with north aisle and porch; west tower,
chancel with south vestry. Parapet gabled north porch at west end
of aisle, moulded pointed arched doorway with jamb shafts,
hoodmould with carved stops, alternating ashlar and tufa voussoirs.
Three paired lancets to aisle with offset buttresses. Four 2-
light pointed plate traceried windows to south side of nave.
Chancel has parapet gabled east end with 3-light plate traceried
east window. All gables coped with carved saddle stones and cross
finials. Zig-zag notching to stone ridge copings. Three-stage
tower has full-height diagonal offset buttresses; octagonal stair
turret in north east corner rising above main crenellated parapet.
Moulded Tudor arched west doorway with carved spandrels, hoodmould
with square carved stops. Three-light Perpendicular west window
with continuous hoodmould over. Two-light Perpendicular belfry
openings with quatrefoil-pierced stone screens. Carved gargoyles
to parapet, 2 to each side.
Interior: wagon nave roof; 3-bay pointed arched arcade with
octagonal capitals to cylindrical piers. Tall pointed tower arch
with jamb shafts. Moulded chancel arch supported on leaf-carved
corbels. Panelled timber chancel ceiling. Rere-arch and jamb
shafts to chancel window. Many fittings by Teulon, all showing
his individual approach. Circular timber pulpit has panelling in
curious frame, bracketed stone base. Hexagonal font, originally
placed in tower, has 7 supporting base shafts; tall openwork spire
top now placed in tower. Fine Baroque monument in tower with
scrolled pediment, putti, death's head and surmounting escutcheon.
Flanking Ionic columns. Inscribed to Mrs HEVENINGHAM BRIDGEMAN,
wife of GEORGE BRIDGEMAN, died 1673. Reset memorial tablet to
William Bridgeman, died 1696, has scrolled pediment top and
escutcheon, mounted to left of tower arch. Windows have Teulon's
characteristic caming, yellow glass with clear glass margins.
One stained glass window, 1862 possibly by Powell.
(M. Saunders, The Churches of S.S. Teulon, 1982; D. Verey,
Cotswold Churches, 1976 and Gloucestershire: The Cotswold, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8009700251

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Source: English Heritage

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