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Church of St Giles, Little Malvern

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 153300

OS Grid Reference: SO7703040381
OS Grid Coordinates: 377030, 240381
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0613, -2.3364

Location: A4104, Little Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4JN

Locality: Little Malvern
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR14 4JN

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Listing Text

SO 74 SE
2/159 Church of St Giles

Church, formerly part of Benedictine Priory founded in 1171. C14 and late
C15 with some Norman remains. Stone with tile roofs. Present church occupies
the crossing tower and chancel of the priory church. Ruined north and south
transepts and chapels also remain. The tower is of three stages with angle
buttresses and a pyramidal roof. The upper stage is divided into vertical
panels with trefoiled heads. The bell openings are each of two trefoiled
lights with a quatrefoil under a pointed head. Re-set within the blocked
south crossing arch is a 2-light window with flowing tracery of early C14
type. Above the ruined chapels on both sides there is a two-bay clerestorey
which has late C14 windows of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head.
The east bay on the south side contains a re-set early C14 window of three
lights with transom which has reticulated tracery under a pointed head. The
east window is of six transomed lights with traceried head. The church is
entered through a porch to the west of the tower. The northern doorway
incorporates a re-set late Norman respond. On the south side of the porch is
a doorway of similar date which once opened into the cloister. Interior:
porch divided from church by timber plank and muntin screen. The east and
west crossing arches are pointed, and wave-moulded in two orders which die
into the responds. The north and south arches are blocked. Blocked arches
which opened into the north and south chapels have capitals carved with scrolls.
To each side of the east window are blocked doorways with Tudor-arched heads.
The roof has a flat plaster ceiling with some attached carved timber bosses.
The chancel screen is C15, has openings with pierced trefoiled heads and is
topped by two bands of carved fruit and foliage. Within the sanctuary are
some medieval floor tiles. Five stalls have carved elbows and mutilated miseri-
cordes. Re-set in the east and north windows are fragments of C15 glass.

Listing NGR: SO7702940386

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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