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Chapel of Ease Dedication Unknown, Prescott

Description: Chapel of Ease Dedication Unknown

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 135249

OS Grid Reference: SO9992430202
OS Grid Coordinates: 399924, 230202
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9703, -2.0025

Location: Prescott, Gloucestershire GL54 5HD

Locality: Prescott
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5HD

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Listing Text


5/155 Chapel of Ease - dedication unknown
(formerly listed as Anglican Church
4.7.60 and also known as Church of Stanley


Chapel of Ease. C12, altered C15 and 1860-1, by Thomas Collins of
Tewkesbury. Random limestone rubble with finely dressed quoins;
stone slate roof. Nave and chancel. Nave with stepped-plinth at
the west gable end. Nave north wall: two matching neo-Norman
single-light windows with jamb shafts, scalloped capitals and
chevroned arch with hoodmould with cable and diaper decoration.
C19 plank door to the right within a C12 opening with paired jamb
shafts, scalloped capitals and two orders of chevroned mouldings,
hoodmould with billet decoration. South wall: C19 plank door
within a C12 opening with plain tympanum and moulded hood. Two-
light square-headed, window of c1490 with trefoil-headed lights and
moulded hood to the right. C15 three-light window with a
triangular head and casement moulded surround to the gable end;
upper part of gable end rebuilt early C20. Chancel: single-light
neo-Norman windows similar to those to nave, in the north and south
walls. Neo-Norman 2-light window with Early English style foliate
capitals to the jamb shafts, one incorporating a carved head;
hoodmould with diaper and cable mouldings. String course at sill
height around the chancel. C19 hanging for 2 bells at the east end
of the chancel. Flat coping with upright cross finials to the
gable ends of the nave and chancel. Flat-chamfered dressed stone
eaves cornice to the nave.
Interior: early C20 facetted roof to the nave. Two massive beams
with stepped stops towards the west end, may once have supported a
western gallery. Early C20 scissor-braced roof to chancel.
Flagged floor to nave. C19 coloured tile floor to chancel, some
encaustic tiling to the sanctuary. Distorted C12 chancel arch with
plain inner arch supported on jamb shafts with scalloped-capitals,
chevroned outer arch with moulded hood. Projecting stone corbel to
the right of the chancel arch. Piscina corbel projects from the
south wall of the chancel. Keel mouldings to the inner edge of the
neo-Norman windows of the nave and chancel; diaper decoration over
the chancel windows and to the mullion of the east window.
Possibly C12 limestone font with moulded circular base and an
octagonal bowl, possibly recut, towards the west end of the nave.
Medieval pews with Cl9 foot and book rests towards the rear of the
church. Pulpit; pews and choir stalls otherwise C19. Early C20
altar table. Monuments: early C20 grey marble monument on the
north wall of the nave. Early C20 coloured marble monument on the
south wall of the nave. Early C20 oval brass monument with
engraving of The Lodge (q.v.) below.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of
Dean, 1980; and V.C.H. Glos., Vol VI)

Listing NGR: SO9992430202

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Source: English Heritage

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