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Church of St Andrew, Stockton on Teme

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 April 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 149397

OS Grid Reference: SO7161467339
OS Grid Coordinates: 371614, 267339
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3034, -2.4177

Location: Stockton Road, Stockton on Teme, Worcestershire WR6 6UT

Locality: Stockton on Teme
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR6 6UT

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Listing Text

SO 76 NW

6/204 Church of St Andrew



Parish church. Mid-C12, altered C14 and early C18; restored 1845-6 and
1898. Part sandstone rubble, part rendered brick with ashlar dressings;
plain tiled roofs with parapets and cross-finials at gable ends; weather-
boarded timber bell-turret with slate roof. Two-bay nave with south porch
and bell-turret at west end; single-bay chancel. Mainly Norman and
Perpendicular styles. Nave: C12; north elevation partly rebuilt 1845-6;
C14 diagonal buttresses with offsets at west end; also C14 buttress to
north elevation partly enclosed by C19 brick lean-to; C19 buttress with
offsets to south elevation with two tomb slabs of probable C12 date attached
to east side. Two-light C14 pointed west window; north and south elevations
have square-headed 2-light windows, two in north elevation are C19 replace-
ments and one in south elevation is a restored C14 window. South porch: 014;
gabled and timber-framed on a C19 brick base; scalloped bargeboards and
arch-braced inner and outer collar and tie-beam trusses forming pointed
archways; sides have five boarded lower panels and 5-light wood mullioned
openings above; long swept braces across inner corners; inside roof has
cusped swept wind-braces and there are several slip-decorated tiles of
c1450 now fixed beneath the benches. South doorway is C12 but much restored;
round arch of two orders, the outer has large roll moulding supported by
shafts with cushion capitals, chamfered abaci and moulded bases; the inner
is enriched with star-shaped mouldings; above the head is a C12 stone panel
which had a relief of a winged figure and a tree, now barely distinguishable.
Bell-turret is square and the weatherboarding is continued down to cover the
west gable end of the nave; paired rectangular louvred bell-chamber openings;
pyramidal slate roof and weathervane. Chancel: rebuilt C14 and again in C18;
east window of three pointed lights with rear arches springing from detached
shafts; lancet in north and south elevations and pointed south doorway.
Interior: C12 chancel arch similar to south doorway and has a chamfered
string course from the abaci to the side walls. Above the arch are two
C12 panels representing the Agnus Dei and probably a lion (cf the panels
at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Eastham CP and also the south door-
ways and chancel arches at Eastham and the Church of St Michael, Knighton
on Teme CP). On the south side of the arch is a squint. Nave has a C14
roof; there are five collar and tie-beam trusses with a central strut flanked
by large swept struts and alternate subsidiary arch-braced collar trusses;
all trusses have cusped swept V-struts above the collar. Chancel has sapele
wood ceiling installed in 1962. Late C16 oak altar table and early C18 altar
rails. Octagonal font probably original one with C19 shaft and base. C19
pulpit. Parish chest at west end. Memorials: in north-east corner of chancel
late C16 painted wood tomb restored in 1853; panelled sides with coats of arms
and canopy above supported by turned posts; commemorates Thomas Walshe, died
1593. At foot of tomb is large C13 tomb slab decorated with cross and branch
stumps and having a Lombardic inscription round sides commemorating Redulphius
who became the first recorded rector of Stockton on Teme in 1284. In the nave
is a brass to William Parker, died 1508, with an 18 inch figure; also an early
C19 memorial to the Nott family and a mid-C19 memorial. Glass: late C19 east
window, early C20 south window, mid-C20 west window. A small Norman church
notable for the detailing of its south doorway and chancel arch, its C14 south
porch and nave roof and its unusual medieval memorials. (VCH 4, p 347-8;
BoE p 263-4).

Listing NGR: SO7161467339

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Source: English Heritage

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