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Church of St Bartholomew, Bayton

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 April 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 149200

OS Grid Reference: SO6912373223
OS Grid Coordinates: 369123, 273223
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3562, -2.4548

Location: Bayton, Worcestershire DY14 9LW

Locality: Bayton
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY14 9LW

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Listing Text

SO 67 SE

2/7 Church of St Bartholomew


- II*

Parish church. C12, altered C15 and 1817; restored 1905. Part sandstone
rubble with ashlar dressings, part, sandstone ashlar; plain tiled roofs,
continuous over nave and chancel with parapet at east end. West tower,
nave with south porch, chancel and north organ chamber. Perpendicular
and Georgian styles. West tower: 1817; two stages separated by a band;
chamfered plinths and diagonal buttresses with offsets at west end;
lower stage has two pointed windows with Y-tracery, one above the other
in the west elevation, and a pointed south door above which is a date
stone with a circular moulding; the belfry stage has pointed single-light
louvred bell-chamber openings; all openings on both stages have moulded
keyblocks and imposts; above the belfry stage is a moulded cornice and
embattled parapet. Nave: walls are C12 with windows replaced c1905;
west end has rectangular lights flanking tower; easternmost windows of
north and south elevations are of 3 lights, the north one has a cambered
head and the south one a 4-centred head; both retain their C12 jambs;
both elevations have a 2-light square-headed westernmost window which has
a hood mould with returns. South porch: 1905; timber-framed and gabled
on sandstone base; chamfered pointed archway flanked by ogee-arched open-
ings with brattished tie-beam above; four square panels each side with
upper cusped ogee-arched traceried detail and rendered infill. South
doorway is C12 and has a round-arched shafted order with lozenge detail
on the face and soffit, a similar rear arch and a plain tympanum [originally
believed to have been figured (Pevsner)]. Chancel: walls are C12 at
west end, remainder rebuilt 1905; angled buttresses with offsets at west
end; 5-light east window with loophole above; 2-light square-headed windows
each having a hood mould with returns at eastern end of side elevations;
the plain jambs of a blocked window is visible in the south-west wall and
beneath is a mid-C17 memorial with a Latin inscription; the gabled organ
chamber projects from the north-west wall; it has a cusped lancet at its
north gable end and on its east side steps lead down to a basement door
which has a cambered head. Interior: nave roof is C15 and has cambered
tie-beams, braced collars and two tiers of paired swept wind-braces.
Chancel has a wagon roof of 1905. Chancel screen also 1905 and has a
wide central pointed archway with narrow traceried openings each side and
also small traceried openings in the spandrels. The roof truss above has
close-set struts above and below the collar. The chancel has a pointed
archway into the organ chamber, sedilia and the choir stalls incorporate
early C17 linenfold panelling with fishscale detail similar to that at
Shakenhurst nearby (qv). The font is a fine mid-C12 example of circular
plan, the bowl elaborately carved with beaded scroll and cable mouldings
and the stem enriched with formal foliage in low relief. The pulpit
contains some C17 panelling with frieze detail. A hatchment is displayed
on the west wall. This medieval church retains much of its original wall-
ing, its C15 nave roof and a fine Norman font. (VCH iv, p 240; BOE, p 75).

Listing NGR: SO6912373223

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Source: English Heritage

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