British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St George, Orleton

Description: Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150128

OS Grid Reference: SO4943467174
OS Grid Coordinates: 349434, 267174
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3004, -2.7429

Location: 1 Church Lane, Orleton, County of Herefordshire SY8 4JN

Locality: Orleton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 4JN

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St George's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SO 4967
10/106 Church of St George

Parish church. C12, extended C13 and 1686, restored 1863 and extended
early C20. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, machine-tile and shingle
roofs. C13 west tower, C12 nave with north porch of 1686, C13 chancel with
early C20 organ chamber to north and south vestry. West tower of three
stages with timber broach spire. Roll moulded and battered plinth. Belfry
has a 2-light square headed window to each wall. The first stage has a
semi-circular headed window to the north and south walls. In west wall
the entrance has a re-set C12 semi-circular head of two chamfered orders,
with a C13 lancet above. Nave of three bays divided by C14 stepped buttresses
with diagonal corner buttresses. Two outer bays contain windows, that to
west of two cinquefoiled lights with quatrefoil under a two-centred head
with label, the head-stops much weathered. The eastern window of three tre-
foiled lights with tracery in head under two-centred arch and label. South
door blocked, north door early C14 with two-centred head and label. North
porch timber-framed with close-studded walls, and open balustraded windows.
Gable end has arch-braced tie-beam, with two balusters below the collar,
bargeboards and finial. "1686/RS" inscribed on tie-beam. Chancel: C13,
rebuilt 1863. North wall of two bays, C20 organ chamber to west has two
trefoiled lancets, to east a C13 lancet. South wall has three trefoiled
lancets above the flat-roofed C20 south vestry. East window consists of
two lancets, with a small trefoiled lancet high in gable. South vestry
has a window of three trefoiled lights to west and one similar light
to east, all under square heads, flanking a door with Tudor arch, and
square label. Interior: C13 tower arch is two centred of two chamfered
orders. Above it the rere-arch of a C12 window, and higher still the line
of an earlier, narrower, nave roof. C14 chancel arch of two chamfered
orders, two-centred, with moulded imposts to inner order and label with head
stops. Early C20 lancet from organ chamber into nave. Two painted corbels
in the nave walls, carved as heads, apparently supported the rood. Chancel
has a (probably re-set) south door with semi-circular arch. Piscina in
south-east corner with two-centred head. Roofs of nave, C19, of six bays,
three central trusses have arch-braced tie-beams with struts to collar
and king-post above. Chancel roof of two bays with a cusped collar truss,
the common rafters with canted ashlar pices, and scissor-bracing. Fittings:
pews C19, pulpit of panelled woodwork of three tiers with arcaded central
tier. Font: C12 of Hereford School, cylindrical bowl with nine-bay arcade,
each bay containing a figure, one identifiable as St Peter with key. Frag-
ments of C14 stained glass in north-east nave window, including heads of
priest and female saint. (RCHM, 3, pp 155-157; BoE, p 265-6).

Listing NGR: SO4943567174

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.