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Church of St Bartholomew, Westhide

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 154138

OS Grid Reference: SO5862244191
OS Grid Coordinates: 358622, 244191
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0945, -2.6054

Location: Westhide, County of Herefordshire HR1 3RQ

Locality: Westhide
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR1 3RQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, 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


7/175 Church of St Bartholomew


Parish church. Late C12 and C14, restorations and additions of 1866/7.
Sandstone, nave roof has plain tiles, tower has slate. C12 west tower;
two-bay nave, part C14 and part mid-C19; large C14 south aisle; two-bay
mid-C19 chancel; south porch and vestry., West tower: squat, plain and
of three stages; pyramidical roof with large central weathercock; small
central lancet to each face of second and third stages; buttresses with
off-sets to east side. Nave: two mid-C19 2-light windows to north each
with trefoiled heads and quatrefoil in tracery above. South aisle: large
3-light trefoil and ogee headed C14 east window under moulded hood; south
and west windows are similar but of two lights and smaller, angle buttresses
to south-west and south-east; blocked doorway with C14 moulding under 2-
centred arch in west wall next to tower. Chancel: 3-light mid-C19 east
window with cinquefoil heads; re-set C14 2-light ogee and trefoil headed
window in north wall; one trefoil headed lancet to west of south wall;
ogee lancet to its east, restored. South porch: contains on east side a
late C13 coffin lid with incised cross and foliated enrichments. South
doorway has 2-centred deeply moulded arch with mutilated stoup cut roughly
in north jamb. Interior: the two bays of nave are separated from south
aisle by one C14 octagonal column supporting two 2-centred arches similar
to off-centre chancel arch; tower arch late C12 or early C13, 2-centred
with trumpet capitals. Nave roof, formerly ceiled, is supported by
brattished wall-plate on north side and trussed collar beams probably
C14 or C15, some of which have been restored. Late C19 wagon roof to
south aisle and chancel. Chancel: two C14 re-set corbels with heads of
man, to north side, and a woman, to south, of east wall. Two c1900
hinged candle brackets, one each to north and south walls are made of
wrought iron with initials SB and five detachable brass sconces to either
side. Nave: mid-C19 pulpit, rectangular in plan with Romanesque style capitals
and marble columns to west and marble bas-relief of St Bartholomew set in
recess on south side; a dwarf wall to south of chancel arch, in some stone-
work supports a pine lectern. South aisle: font, probably C13, with round
bowl on columnor shaft. Soffit of east window has C14 ox-blood coloured
scrolls. Similar paint to arch over recess in south wall containing
recumbent male, C14 effigy with feet resting on a dog and to corbel
heads of a bishop and a queen to either side of east window. C14 piscina
on south wall: trefoiled head and foiled drain with two sockets angled
inwards from east jamb. Beneath is a C17 slab resting on its side with
two effigies of a woman and a man in armour, both decapitated. Attached to
the west wall an inscribed alabaster slab of Richard Monyngton died 1524,
and his wife Alice. He is dressed in armour; beneath are 16 weepers:
eight sons and eight daughters. (RCHM, Vol II, p 205/6).

Listing NGR: SO5862044192

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Source: English Heritage

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