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Church of St Andrew, Shelsley Walsh

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 152391

OS Grid Reference: SO7215862966
OS Grid Coordinates: 372158, 262966
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2641, -2.4094

Location: 3 Walsh Cottages, Shelsley Walsh WR6 6RP

Locality: Shelsley Walsh
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR6 6RP

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Listing Text


5/175 Church of St Andrew



Parish church. C12, altered C13 and restored 1859 by G Truefitt; repaired
1980. Tufa blocks, some coursed and some coursed and squared, freestone
dressings; plain tiled roof and timber bell turret. Consists of nave and
chancel only, with C19 additions of bell turret and south porch. C12 nave
of 3 bays with 2 tall round-headed windows and one thin lancet window
(restored) to the north side and a paired and single lancet (restored) on
the south side with a small round-headed window high up in the centre;
2-light plate tracery, C19 west window. Square timber bell turret (1859)
with pyramidal roof and 3 cusped louvred windows to each side. C19 north
porch of ashlar with a steep gabled roof; cusped timber outer archway.
C12 north door with single order of columns with scalloped capitals, plain
tympanum and deep zig-zag enrichment to the arch. Chancel is mostly C13
with north wall rebuilt in C16; single paired lancet window on north side,
paired and single lancet on south side and 3-light stepped lancet east window,
all mid-C19 but with some original stonework to the inner parts.: Interior
Fine tie and collar-beam roof of 6 main trusses and intermediate tie-beam
rafter trusses with ashlar posts, the 3 easternmost trusses have raking and
straight struts which have foiled and serrated inner braces forming
geometrical patterns, thought to be late C14 - early C15 but possibly later
and restored. The chancel is ceiled with boards which are painted blue and
enriched with gold stars. Moulded roof beam with double row of vine leaf
ornament; C20 cross. Excellent late C15 rood screen with linen fold lower
panels open and traceried upper panels and upper rails enriched with vine
leaf and cresting; at the south east the screen continues, simplified in
detail, to enclose a former chapel. Tall, cylindrical C12 font with moulded
base. Trefoil headed piscina, the cill of which is undercut with dogtooth.
Chancel floor has C15 tiles in various floral and geometric designs. Painted
wooden chest tomb to Frances Walsh, died 1596; arcaded side panels with
heraldic painting, Mannerist pilasters and moulded top with painted inscription.
Marble baroque style monument to Elizabeth Plampin, died 1732, gadrooned base
with winged cherubs, armorial bearings above. (BoE, 1968; VCH Vol 4, 1979).

Listing NGR: SO7214362941

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Source: English Heritage

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