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Church of St Andrew, Pixley

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 152780

OS Grid Reference: SO6608638800
OS Grid Coordinates: 366086, 238800
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0466, -2.4959

Location: A4172, Pixley, County of Herefordshire HR8 2QA

Locality: Pixley
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 2QA

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Listing Text

PIXLEY CP -
SO 63 NE

5/115 Church of St Andrew

6.3.67

GV II*

Parish church. Mainly C13 and C14, restored 1865. Sandstone rubble and
sandstone dressings, tiled roof; part timber-framed bell-turret with shingle
roof, timber-framed and brick south porch. Continuous two-bay chancel and
three-bay nave with slight central projection supporting west side of bell-
turret, south porch. Bell-turret has pyramidical roof and corner posts to
north-east and south-east, a pair of lozenge-shaped openings facing south
and two C19 trefoil-headed openings to west; beneath the bell-chamber is a
plain string course above a 2-light square-headed mullioned window and a
chamfered two-stage plinth. North wall has three 2-light trefoil-headed C19
windows and a large central buttress. East end has another large buttress
towards the north-east corner, a deep plinth about three feet high and two
widely spaced lancets. To the right of the south wall is a C13 window with
three chamfered lancets, to the left of which is a priests' door with a
2-centred head. West of the door are two square-headed 2-light mullioned
windows, the eastern one being much taller. C14 south porch has brick
supporting side walls, curved braces to open sides, arch-braces to the two
main trusses, the rafters are pegged at their apices. South door is in a
2-centred chamfered arch. Interior: roof has elliptical ceiling, moulded
wall-plates and three tie-beams, one under bell-turret, one across the
middle of the nave and one above the C14 oak screen which is the most signifi-
cant internal feature; central 2-centred roll-moulded pegged arch under ovolo-
moulded head beam, flanked by a chamfered rail about half-way up its jambs;
three panels to each side formed by chamfered late C19 posts. C19 quatrefoil
drain in cill of east window of south wall beneath which is a C18 (?) oak chest.
The two east lancets contain The Annunciation in Morris/Burne-Jones style
stained glass: the left is inscribed beneath the Angel:

Hail thou that art
highly favoured: the
Lord is with thee
The right, beneath the Virgin:

Behold the handmaiden
of the Lord: be it unto me
according to thy word

To the east side of the screen is a late C19 harmonium by the Bell Organ &
Piano Co Ltd of Gullph, Canada, which has elaborate back rail with fretwork
appendages and a central feature of gilded wooden immitation organ pipes.
Font has an octagonal moulded bowl and stem on a square base and is restored
or C19. The east side of the bell-turret is supported on two heavy moulded
and chamfered posts with C19 foiled braces. (RCHM Vol II, p 153-4).


Listing NGR: SO6608638800

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Source: English Heritage

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