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Description: Church of St Oswald Tower
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 134348
OS Grid Reference: SO7960321172
OS Grid Coordinates: 379603, 221172
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8887, -2.2978
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SO 72 SE
3/57 Church of St. Oswald: tower
Tower to former parish church, now property of Redundant Churches
Fund. Late Cll, C14 top, east wall partly 1976 for R.C.F.
Squared, coursed lias rubble, with quoins approaching ashlar: stone
slate roof. Square tower. Tower in 3 stages, narrowing slightly
at each: battered, rough plinth. South face: plain lowest stage,
semi-circular headed lancet to second, head single block, slightly
projecting stone above, possibly originally carved. Third stage
wider lancet, single-stone head, ogee with trefoil below, stone
louvres. Pyramid roof, iron cross to apex. West face narrow,
semi-circular headed lancet to lowest stage, second plain, third as
south. North face opening only in top stage, as on south side.
East face partly renewed 1975-'6, with new semi-circular headed
doorway at foot, with late C19 boarded door with decorative
ironmongery. No offset to first stage, only second, opening to top
stage as other faces. Church rededicated on Palm Sunday, 1095.
Nave and chancel heavily restored 1875 by Medland and Son,
(Notice on church; D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the
Forest of Dean, 1970)
Listing NGR: SO7960321172
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