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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 6 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 265575
OS Grid Reference: SS8611230649
OS Grid Coordinates: 286112, 130649
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0639, -3.6266
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Church of St Giles
Parish church. Norman south door, C14 chancel and base of tower, rest Perpendicular, restored 1878. Local stone random
rubble, plinth to chancel, Ham stone dressings slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay nave, chancel, Crenellated 2-stage tower,
diagonal buttresses to second stage string course, louvred lancet bell opening, 4-light west window, unmoulded
semi-circular headed doorway to C19 west door, crenellated north east stair turret; buttress to south west corner of
nave, 2-light window left of gabled, single storey porch with C19 semi-circular arched opening, semi-circular headed
Norman doorway with zig-zag moulding to extrados, capitals with incised design, renewed inner arch, chamfered jambs,
C19 door; right 3-light trefoil headed mullioned window set into rebuilt section of nave wall, chamfered corner at
junction with chancel, 2-light chancel window, 3-light east window; north front unlit with rood stair projection and
lean-to roofed addition thought to contain boiler for heating system. Interior: rendered. Shallow chancel arch,
unchamfered 4-centred tower arch. C19 shallow ceiled wagon roof to chancel , C19 ceiled wagon roof to nave. Panelled
screen to tower arch. Norman baluster font, cable moulded with incised grid pattern to bowl. C13 stone coffin lid,
chamfered cornice defaced foliage cross, incised with inscription 'William ...... lies here'; thought to refer to
William de Plessy, Lord of the manor, died 1274. This was found in wall behind pulpit in 1877 and removed from the
church, only to be returned in 1931. Painted Royal Coat of Arms of Queen Victoria on chancel arch wall inscribed 'WHM
and JC churchwardens 1877', (Photograph in NMR).
Listing NGR: SS8611230649
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