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Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134899
OS Grid Reference: SP0504330147
OS Grid Coordinates: 405043, 230147
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9698, -1.9280
There is also a scheduled monument, Hailes Abbey and Ringwork, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SP 03 SE
4/113 Church (dedication unknown)
4.7.60 (formerly listed as Hailes Church)
Parish church. C12, C14, C15, C17, restored C19, 1905 for H.
Andrews (datestone). Random rubble, ashlar dressings, ashlar
porch, timber-framed belfry, stone slate roof. Nave, chancel,
south porch. South facade: trefoil-headed lancet on left;
single-storey gabled porch, plinth, angled buttresses, wrought-iron
gate in arched opening, datestone above, parapet gable. Inside
boarded door in arched opening to nave. To right, trefoil-headed
lancet. Parapet gables; square bellcote at west end, 3 louvred
lights each face, pyramid roof; stone archway with gabled top for
sanctus bell on east gable. Chancel same width as nave but
slightly lower: lancet with cinquefoil head, trefoil over: bottom
of opening blind. To right wide, ashlar buttress; boarded door
under 3-centred arch, similar-width lancet over: pilaster
buttress. Parapet gable, base of cross on apex. East end 3-light
reticulated-tracery window, small quatrefoil over. North side,
chancel 2 windows as left on south; lancet to nave, trefoil head,
iron opening light; blocked doorway, trefoil head; roof as south.
West wall paired lancets.
Interior: medieval tiles and memorial slabs to floors, walls
plastered. Nave: semi-circular responds to chancel arch,
scalloped capitals, large roll to soffit pointed arch. Medieval
chancel screen, 3 lights each side doorway, tracery heads, vine
scroll on beam, short return on right against respond. Giant St
Christopher painted on north wall, hunting scene on south. 3 1/2 bay
roof, crown post trusses, post braced to tie beam and collar
purlin, exposed collar rafters. Chancel: base of rood loft stair
on left; trefoil-headed recess each side priest's door, double
piscina cut back; aumbry; floriate cross slabs in floor each side
of communion table. Dado panelling; C17 'L' plan pews each side
against screen, Puritan chancel arrangement. C14 wall paintings,
square grid with coats of arms on north side, saint in window
recess, mythical animals over windows, figures above wallplate,
painted across infill and ashlar pieces: south side similar but
grid diagonal with lions and eagles. Further traces of painting on
west wall chancel and north side of arch. Chancel roof, moulded
wallplate, facetted plaster ceiling. Square pulpit, panelled
sides, octagonal sounding board. Pews with plain ends, moulded
tops and front edges, probably C16. Panelled box pew at rear of
nave, fluted top to sides, cockshead hinges. Plain octagonal
stone font. Early C19 wall monument. Porch added 1905. Interior
little altered from C17.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, 1970, Cotswold Churches,
Listing NGR: SP0504730148
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