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Church of St Andrew, Bredwardine

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 153634

OS Grid Reference: SO3347644500
OS Grid Coordinates: 333476, 244500
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0948, -2.9725

Location: Church Lane, Bredwardine, County of Herefordshire HR3 6BU

Locality: Bredwardine
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR3 6BU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bredwardine Castle, 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.

Listing Text


6/13 Church of St Andrew


Parish church. Early C12, C14, late C18, restored 1875. Sandstone rubble
with tufa and sandstone dressings, tile roof. Early C14 chancel at angle to
early C12 nave, late C18 north tower. Chancel entirely early C14 with a
restored window of 2 trefoiled lights in south wall, and mid-C14 triangular
headed priests' door to west of it; east wall: 3 trefoiled lights; north wall:
single ogee-trefoiled light window, corners buttressed. Nave: west portion
has 2 small early C12 windows under semi-circular heads flanking the C19
timber south porch, within which is the C12 south door with engaged shafts
and carved cushion capitals below a semi-circular arch and plain tympanum,
the lintel is carved with geometrical designs; eastern portion of south wall
is mid-C14 with a window of 3 cinquefoiled lights under a 2 centred head;
west wall: string course beneath a much restored semi-circular headed window,
below are traces of a blocked west door; north wall: some herringbone masonry
low down in wall, above are 2 semi-circular headed windows, below the western
one the blocked C12 north door, similar to south door with carved lintel which
includes 2 grotesque monsters. Tower: 2 stages on chamfered plinth, with
moulded string course; single lancets to each stage, crenellated parapet.
Interior: nave: 2 corbels in mid-C14 south wall, for rood screen (?).
Chancel: 2 recumbent effigies of knights, late C14 against north wall, circa
1450 alabaster against south wall. Font: large round bowl of Breccia supported
on a central and four subsidiary shafts, late C12; cover: C17 with pierced
finial. Roofs: C19 king post trusses. Reredos, pews, pulpit and all the
usual fittings belong to the 1875 restoration. (RCHM I, pp 25/26).

Listing NGR: SO3347644500

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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