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Church of St Andrew, Adforton

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 149467

OS Grid Reference: SO4015571021
OS Grid Coordinates: 340155, 271021
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3340, -2.8797

Location: A4110, Adforton, County of Herefordshire SY7 0NH

Locality: Adforton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 0NH

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Listing Text


6/1 Church of St Andrew


Parish church. 1875 on tablet, by J P Seddon. Squared sandstone rubble
with limestone dressings and tiled roofs. Three-bay nave, one-bay apsidal
chancel, south vestry and north porch. Gothic Revival style. West elevation
has a pair of chamfered trefoil-headed lights surmounted by separate cinquefoil
under round relieving arch above which is a small trefoil-headed opening into
the roof space. Gable cross. Short weathered clasping buttresses to each
corner. North porch has double chamfered two-centred arch dying into single
chamfered jambs with spur to each base. Label with moulded stops. Bonded
central buttress to each front corner. Two-leaved pine and wrought iron gates
with cast-iron lower panels. Upper panels have spear-headed bars; lower panels
have lattice composed of small quatrefoils. North doorway has chamfered two-
centred arch and ledged oak door with strap hinges. North elevation of nave
has one trefoil-headed light to left of porch and two pairs of similar but
asymmetrically set lights flanked by buttresses further to the left. Moulded
eaves cornice almost runs into roof slope of porch before returning parallel
with the slope and ending with a stop. East verge has gabled bellcote with
cross to apex. Chancel has north elevation with deep battered plinth on
falling ground and one cinquefoiled light: Apse has 2:3:2 trefoil-headed
lights and continuous roll-moulded cill beneath which is central date tablet.
Moulded eaves cornice. Apex of roof has wrought-iron cross. Vestry has tre-
foil headed east window and two similar windows on the south side next to a
doorway with a two-centred head containing a ledged oak door with strap hinges.
West side has a smaller trefoil-headed light. The roof is hipped and over-
hangs the west side. South elevation of nave has 2:2:3 trefoil-headed windows
separated by weathered buttresses. Eaves cornices are restricted to east side
of vestry, the chancel and north side of nave. Interior has panelled wagon
roofs and moulded wall-plates to both nave and chancel. Above the apse the
margins of panels form radiating ribs. Patterned tiled floors in red, brown
and black. Chancel has three flat two-centred inner arches to east end
separated by two dwarf columns with octagonal abaci and bases. Stained glass
in the centre three lights depict The Blessed Virgin Mary, St Andrew and St
Mary Magdalene. Communion rails are pine with turned balusters. Choir stalls
on north side have single bench and desk, the latter with eight cinquefoiled
openings above four arch-braced trefoil-headed open panels. Harmonium in
mahagony by W Bell & Co of Guelph, Canada, inscribed on pedals: PAT'D FEB 24
1887/ MOUSE PROOF PEDAL. Chancel arch is two-centred with chamfered inner
arch supported on two moulded corbels. Beneath is a low pine screen which
to the north runs into a reading desk with quatrefoil decoration. To the
south the screen curves through a quadrant with more quatrefoil decoration
before reaching the pulpit which is similarly decorated and has an enriched
brass bookstand. Nave has easternmost pair of lights on north wall separated
by a column similar to those in the apse. On the north wall is memorial to
the two people of the parish who fell in World War I and three in World War II.
Lectern is oak with opposed wedges and an octagonal decorated shaft on an
octagonal base. Font has circular base and circular bowl with curved under-
side decorated with carved fish and a net with wave motifs. The rim has
running foliated carvings. The centre of the bowl is supported by a thick
shaft, the outer parts by coloured marble shafts arranged unusually as a
pentagon. (BoE, p 63-4).

Listing NGR: SO4015571021

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Source: English Heritage

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