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Church of St Gregory, Castlemorton

Description: Church of St Gregory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 153174

OS Grid Reference: SO7948937251
OS Grid Coordinates: 379489, 237251
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0333, -2.3004

Location: Church Road, Castlemorton, Worcestershire WR13 6BG

Locality: Castlemorton
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR13 6BG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Castle Tump, 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.

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Listing Text

SO 73 NE
4/33 Church of St Gregory

Church. Early C12 with C13 and C14 additions, arcade re-built mid-C17,
restored 1879-80. Stone rubble with tile roofs. Comprises a west tower
with stone spire, nave, north porch, south aisle, south transeptal chapel
and lower chancel. The tower has diagonal buttresses with niches and a
south-east stair turret: The spire is set back behind an embattled parapet.
The bell openings are each of a single trefoiled light. The west window is
of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery.
In the west wall of the aisle is a chamfered lancet window. The north wall
of the nave is of three bays: The left-hand window is of one light with low
transom and a trefoiled ogee head: The middle window is of three cinquefoiled
lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The right-hand window
is of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head: The timber-framed porch,
to the right of the second window, is close-studded with a middle rail. The
C12 doorway has a round arch with zig-zag ornament, and angle shafts with
scalloped capitals: The tympanum is carved with the Agnus Dei. The south
aisle has a 3-light C15 window under a pointed head: To its right is a re-
set doorway similar to the north doorway but with a blank tympanum. The
south chapel has a hipped roof and a 3-light south window with cusped inter-
secting tracery: In the east wall of the chapel is a window of two trefoiled
lights: On the south side of the chancel is a window of two cinquefoiled
lights under a flat head, and a priest's doorway to the left: In the north
wall are two narrow round-headed C12 windows, re-set when the chancel was re-
built during the C19 restoration. The east window is C19 and of three cinque-
foiled lights under a pointed head. Interior: tall tower arch pointed and
chamfered in two orders. The south arcade is of 3½ bays. The arches are pointed
and roughly four-centred, chamfered in two orders and springing from piers which
are octagonal except for the western one, which is circular: The nave roof has
rafters with arch-braced collars. High up in the north wall are two bracketted
niches with elaborate carved canopies: The chancel arch is pointed and chamfered
in two orders which die into the responds: The font has a bowl carved with
acanthus foliage on an octagonal base: In the south transept is a C18 baluster
font, and, in the east wall, a C13 piscina with pointed head. The communion
rails have flat pierced balusters inscribed: "R H S B 1684. Robert Archer
Minister. J B W B 1683". (VCH, p 51).

Listing NGR: SO7948937253

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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