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Description: Church of St Catherine
Date Listed: 5 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 145728
OS Grid Reference: SU4535132901
OS Grid Coordinates: 445351, 132901
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0936, -1.3538
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SU 43 SE LITTLETON MAIN ROAD
6/4 Church of St Catherine
Parish Church. C12 and C13, heavily restored 1885-97 by T.E. Williams. Rubble
flint and reused stone, stone dressings, old plain tile roof. Norman church of
chancel and nave, C19 N aisle with NE vestry, and S porch. C19 chancel E window
of 5 trefoiled lights below transom, arched traceried head above. C19 SE stepped
buttress. On S wall 2 C13 pointed lancets, one with trefoiled head. Nave S wall
has at E C15 stepped buttress, C19 flint and brick gabled porch in centre with to
E C19 2-light cinquefoiled window. N wall has aisle and vestry, set back at E
with 2-light E window, reset C14 pointed doorway to NE and 3 C19 square-headed
cinquefoiled windows with buttress between and 2-light W window. W end of nave
has large C19 round-headed window with in gable pair of pointed bell openings with
bells, dated 1897. Inside chancel E window has double chamfered 3-centred rear
arch. N wall has wide opening for an organ. In SE corner C13 pointed piscina
with restored bowl. Pointed chancel arch of 1885 has in lower half stone screen
with squints either side, both being poor C19 copies of originals. Remains of
original jamb of arch and archway survive near ground. High on E wall of nave
to S is C14 stone trefoil. S nave window has old 3-centred rear arch and similar
arch to W window. C19 pointed S door inside older round-headed opening. N arcade
of 2 pointed arches with round columns and responds. 2 small brasses set in slab
in front of chancel arch 1505 and 1499 to John Smythe and his wife Alisia. In
SW corner Norman Purbeck font, late C12, square top with patterns, not arcading,
on sides, round bowl, central drum and corner columns on square base with rounded
corners. Roof restored C15 crown post of 2 bays with ashlar pieces, curves braces
and plain posts.
Listing NGR: SU4534832783
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