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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade I Listed Building in Winstone, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.783 / 51°46'58"N

Longitude: -2.0513 / 2°3'4"W

OS Eastings: 396558

OS Northings: 209374

OS Grid: SO965093

Mapcode National: GBR 2NQ.46F

Mapcode Global: VHB29.DFFZ

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 26 November 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088409

English Heritage Legacy ID: 127231

Location: Winstone, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Winstone

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Winstone St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 90 NE WINSTONE CHURCH LANE
(east side)

6/131 Church of St. Bartholomew

26.11.58

GV I

Parish church. Mid or late C11; C14 south porch; C15 tower; vestry
added and chancel rebuilt in 1876 restoration by Waller and Son.
Random rubble limestone; ashlar dressings; rock-faced coursed
rubble to chancel and vestry; stone slate roof. Nave without
aisles; west tower, south porch, north vestry and chancel. Central
south doorway with diaper pattern on carved lintel; incised lozenge
pattern on tympanum; roll moulded arch and columns with cushion
capitals and bulbous bases. C14 porch has internal stone seats
each with small trefoil-headed window over; simple pointed arch in
parapet gable with buttresses flush to end wall; cross-roll saddle
over. Left 2-light trefoil-headed window; right C16 4-light with
Tudor-arched heads and hood mould; further right 2-light trefoil-
headed; corner buttresses are C19. North wall has central blocked
doorway with plain lintel and unembellished recessed tympanum;
small stone bracket projects centrally over; monolothic jambs; very
small round-headed window to left with recessed monolothic
surround; beyond C19 buttress a 2-light with tretoiled heads.
Tower of 2 stages with parapet gables to saddleback roof; diagonal
buttress rising only part of tower height on west corners; pointed
arched west doorway with hood mould which has stiff-leaf terminals
appears part of C19 restoration; simple chamfered square-headed
light to north and south walls of ringing chamber; 2-light square-
headed belfry opening in west face with single light to north and
south, all having stone louvres; stone chimney added to north east
corner in C19 or C20. Chancel rebuilt on earlier plinth has
original 2-light trefoil-headed window in north wall; no east
window; 2 trefoil-headed lancets in south wall, that to left being
original while the other is C19 copy; fragments of incised medieval
coffin lids appear to have been used in rebuilding of chancel.
Interior has been scraped and ribbon pointed throughout; carved
crowned head projects over blocked north doorway; blocked doorway
to tower indicated by timber lintel still in place and much larger
timber lintel embedded over; very deep round-headed splayed opening
to small north window; 2 narrow doorways in south wall, one at high
level, were of former rood loft stairs, now removed. simple round-
headed Norman chancel arch with chamfered abaci; north pier has
monolothic jamb with chamfered west corner; south pier has long and
short dressed masonry; C19 wagon roof to nave with 3 earlier
moulded tie beams. Floor steps up to chancel which is stepped at
east end for altar table; 2 carved brattished beams in east wall
are from former rood loft; pointed arched vestry doorway with plank
door; C19 wagon roof to chancel. Square-headed aumbry in north
chancel wall; pews and octagonal fronted timber pulpit on stone
base; C15 octagonal stone font with quatrefoil to each face and
octagonal moulded pedestal. The north and south doorways, and the
chancel arch suggest a pre-conquest origin for this church.
(W. J. Sheils, 'Winstone' in V.C.H. Glos. xi 1976, pp 145-151;
H.M. & J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1965, pp 672-673;
and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)


Listing NGR: SO9655609373

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