Church of St Mary, Cusop
Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 153729
OS Grid Reference: SO2400541540
OS Grid Coordinates: 324005, 241540
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0670, -3.1100
Location: Church Lane, Cusop, County of Herefordshire HR3 5RF
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There is also a scheduled monument, Cusop Castle Ringwork, 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.
SO 24 SW CUSOP CP CUSOP
4/108 Church of St Mary
Parish church. Early C12 and C13, restorations of 1857 by J P St Aubyn,
and 1961. Rubble, ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. Chancel and nave C12,
south porch and north vestry 1857. Nave: south wall: 2 windows, at east
end of two pointed lights, completely restored, to west end small C12 semi-
circular headed window with tufa dressings; 1857 south porch east of latter
window, enclosing south door which has a flat lintel on shouldered Jambs
(all 1857); west wall rebuilt in 1857 with clasping corner buttresses, and
3 lancets surmounted by a sexfoil light; north wall: a window of 2 pointed
lights, late C13 in style, restored, to west of blocked C12 north door with
massive lintel and shouldered jambs; north vestry of 1857 with Decorated
style window of 3 lights. Weatherboarded bellcote at east end of nave roof,
1961, replacing earlier one. Chancel: C12, a single C13 lancet to north and
south walls; east window 1857 of three pointed lights with quatrefoils above,
under 2-centred head. Interior: early C12 chancel arch of two plain orders
with chamfered imposts, one block of impost with decorative carving; blocked
opening to north of arch, former rood loft entry. Roofs: nave: 5 bays
defined by tie-beam trusses with 2 raking struts rising from feet of principal
rafters and halved near apex, restored but possibly C14; chancel: of 3 bays,
3 trusses, low pitch with collars, one truss with tie-beam, perhaps C16.
Fittings: font, C13 tapering cylindrical bowl with shallow diapering at rim,
rest of surface a trellis pattern. (RCHM, 1, pp 46-7).
Listing NGR: SO2400341538
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