Church of St Mary, Kenderchurch
Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 155542
OS Grid Reference: SO4029128402
OS Grid Coordinates: 340291, 228402
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9509, -2.8702
Location: A465, Kenderchurch, County of Herefordshire HR2 0BE
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KENDERCHURCH CP -
So 42 NW
5/8 Church of St Mary
Parish church. Some medieval fabric of indeterminate date, largely
rebuilt during restoration of 1871. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dress-
ings; Welsh slate roof. Nave with bellcote and south porch, chancel with
north vestry. Nave: raised verges and coved cornice, plain gabled bell-
cote to west; one square headed light and one 2-light square headed window
(possibly C16 or C17) to right of gabled porch. Two-centred arched head to
doorway; two orders, outer chamfered and inner moulded with attatched shafts
to jambs with moulded square capitals and bases, label with decorative stops.
Inner C16 doorway with four-centred head and moulded jambs. Two pairs of
C19 trefoil headed lights and a roundel to the west end; two pairs of
similar trefoil headed lights to north side. The chancel has a lower roof
line and raised verge to the east, pair of C19 trefoil headed lights to
south. Three-light C19 east window with three quatrefoils in roundels
and decorative panel with cupsing below glazing. Interior: C16 wagon roof
to chancel with moulded ribs and rosettes, though extensively restored.
C16 screen below chancel arch, also extensively restored; panelled coving
with moulded cross-beam carved with running vine ornament. Section of C17
pulpit below screen with three sides, and each side sub-divided into three
panels and decorative details to each. Late C12 or early C13 font, sandstone
ashlar circular tapering bowl with chevron ornament decorating the rim, plain
cylindrical stem and square to octagonal base. Incised coffin lid on south
wall of nave, west of door, slab with incised cross, possibly C13. (RCHM,
Vol I, p 152; BoE, p 199).
Listing NGR: SO4029128402
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