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Church of St.thomas of Canterbury, Huntington

Description: Church of St.thomas of Canterbury

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 150664

OS Grid Reference: SO2494653380
OS Grid Coordinates: 324946, 253380
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1736, -3.0989

Location: Huntington, County of Herefordshire HR5 3PU

Locality: Huntington
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR5 3PU

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Listing Text

SO 25 SW
1/109 Church of St Thomas
of Canterbury
- II*
Parish church. Circa 1300, altered early C17 and restored in 1892 and mid-
C20. Rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with decorative ridge
tiles and slate-hung bell turret. Continuous two-bay nave and single-bay
chancel with west bell turret and south porch. Nave and chancel: north
elevation has a C14 ogee-arched light at the eastern end, a central pair
of C19 lancets, and a loophole at the western end. South elevation has a
circa 1600 window of two lights with a square head at the eastern end and
a similar window (C19 externally) east of the porch. At the east end is a
pair of circa 1300 lancets and to the left of them are two corbels. The
west bell turret is C17 and square in plan with rectangular louvred bell
chamber openings, a pyramidal roof and weathervane. The south porch is C19.
It is gabled and timber-framed on a rubble base. The roof has overhanging
eaves on shaped brackets, moulded bargeboards and a pendant finial. There
is a moulded arch-braced tie-beam and four cusped pointed openings in each
side elevation above four rendered panels. The C14 doorway has chamfered
jambs anda pointed head. Interior: there is no chancel arch. The chancel
has a chamfered ponted arched organ recess in the north wall. At the west
end the bell turret stands on moulded posts; the eastern posts forming a
cusped pointed archway and are flanked by similar narrower archways to form
a screen with exposed timber-framing and rendered panels above. Nave roof
has arch-braced collar and tie-beam trusses alternating with arch-braced
collar trusses. There are two tiers of cusped wind-braces and moulded wall-
plates. Chancel roof is similar but only has arch-braced collar trusses.
There is a C19 cusped ogee-arched arcaded rood screen with linenfold panel-
ling. The font is probably C14 and has an octagonal bowl with curved under-
sides on an octagonal stem and C19 base. The four-sided timber pulpit is C19.
In the nave are some C16 pews with trefoiled heads to the bench-ends.
Memorials: there is an early C19 memorial with a swan-necked pediment and
fluted pilasters in the nave to Mary Watkins, died 1801, by Richard Burgoyne
with addition at base to John Watkins, died 1891, by R Davies. Also memorials
to Elizabeth Watkins, died 1846, and William Watkins, died 1833 (possibly also
by R Davies). Floor-slab in nave to Thomas James, died 1713?. (RCHM, III,
p 74-5, item 1; BoE, p 198).

Listing NGR: SO2494653380

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Source: English Heritage

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