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Putley Parish Church, Putley

Description: Putley Parish Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 152828

OS Grid Reference: SO6460737606
OS Grid Coordinates: 364607, 237606
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0357, -2.5173

Location: Putley, County of Herefordshire HR8 2QP

Locality: Putley
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 2QP

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Listing Text

SO 63 NW

4/163 Putley Parish Church


Parish church. C12 origins, restored 1875-6 by Thomas Blashill. Sandstone
rubble; nave and chancel have tiled roofs, bell turret shingles, and south
porch stone slates. Two-bay nave with bell turret inset from west wall, two-
bay chancel and south porch. West wall has battered base and pointed C19
window of two trefoil-headed lights beneath a quatrefoil. Blocked north
doorway with elliptical head and beneath, fragments of roll mouldings; north
window to east of door is C14 with semi-circular head containing blind trefoils;
vestry of c1875 projects to north; a further trefoiled light to north side of
chancel. East window: part of restoration, has three trefoiled lights with
three cinquefoils above. South window of chancel is a restored trefoil-headed
light with blind spandrels; blocked priest's door, possibly C14, with 2-centred
head. C13 east window of south side of nave has pointed head containing two
trefoiled lights under a quatrefoil; restored trefoiled window to west of C17
timber-framed porch restored in C20, C13 or C14 south doorway has 2-centred
head. Bell turret has pyramidical roof with a lucarne to each slope. Interior:
chancel has C19 open wagon roof, the nave possibly a C15 arch brace and collar
roof, C19 reredos in Venetian mosaics and altar table with the Entombment; re-
set piscina probably C13 has trefoiled head, octofoil drain and is supported
on columnar detached shafts. Pulpit has two sides of early C17 re-used panelling
with a deeply moulded frieze and gadrooning over Ionic pilasters which continues
as a screen beneath the chancel arch (formerly made up the Putley Court Pew).
Stained glass windows by Clayton & Bell except the west window which is by
Heaton Butler and Baque. The extent of the 1870s restoration is indicated
by a plan in the vestry showing the seating layout and the only medieval parts:
the west and south walls of the nave. The drawing is inscribed:
"The Incorporated Society for promoting the/
Enlargement Building and Repairing of Churchs/
and Chapels granted £20 towards reseating/
this church upon condition that all seats
except 5 in the Putley Court Pew be
set apart for the free use of the Inhabitants -

Augustus Frederick Denhham, Rector
John Riley ) Church
Thos Lewis ) Wardens

Re-opened May 5th 1876

Thomas Blashill ARIBA, Architect, 10 Old Jewry Chambers, London EC"

The parish church has no known dedication. (Information in the church;
RCHM Vol II, p 156, BoE, p 274).

Listing NGR: SO6460837607

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

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