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Church of St Thomas, Redwick

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 January 1963
Cadw Building ID: 2940

OS Grid Coordinates: 341214, 184131
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5525, -2.8480

Location: Redwick, Magor, Caldicot NP26 3EA

Locality: Redwick
County: Newport
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP26 3EA

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Listing Text

Location
At village centre, opposite village hall and Rose Inn.

History
Medieval church with work of C14, and C15, but possibly C12 origins. Restored 1875.

Interior
Three bay aisle with hexagonal shafts. Arch-braced roof. Low chancel/tower arch with largely C19 roodloft. Simple boarded roof to chancel. Early English(?) font has square bowl with scallops supported on central pillar with water-holding base, and 4 corner shafts.

Exterior
Brown-yellow, grey and buff stone, slate roofs. Nave, N and S aisles, central tower, chancel, S porch. Tower of 3 stages has crenellated parapet (interior stair at SW corner), 2-light Decorated windows to bell stage, similar windows to middle stage (but W window single-light). Clerestorey has two 2-light windows to N and S. South porch rises above eaves of aisle, castellated and arcaded parapet; ashlar front , soffit of door arch retains some trefoil panelled decoration, to R of doorway, mark recording height of great flood of 1606/7; inside late C15 porch defaced head corbels, benches, simple arched entrance doorway with trefoil niche above.
To L and R of porch single 2-light square-headed window. West end has 4-light C19 Perpendicular window below which is doorway with enriched jambs with (worn) alternating flowers and lions' heads. N side of Aisle has doorway with 3-light Perp window to L, and 2-light square-headed window to R. N side if chancel has 2-light
Decorated window. S side of chancel has 3-light square-headed window, and, at lower level, 2-light square-headed window. Unusual Decorated 3-light E window has undulating head, reticulated tracery, hoodmould with tiny head stops.

There is the socket and part of the shaft of a medieval cross near the churchyard gates. [A much restored cross on the green outside].

Reason for Listing
Graded I as fine example of medieval church.

References

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.

Notes:
At village centre, opposite village hall and Rose Inn.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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