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Church of St Mary Magdalen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hewelsfield and Brockweir, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7163 / 51°42'58"N

Longitude: -2.6273 / 2°37'38"W

OS Eastings: 356760

OS Northings: 202135

OS Grid: SO567021

Mapcode National: GBR JP.31TN

Mapcode Global: VH87G.D4X4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalen

Listing Date: 7 August 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354388

Location: Hewelsfield and Brockweir, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Hewelsfield and Brockweir

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hewelsfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

HEWELSFIELD GENERAL
SO 50 SE
6/23 Church of
St Mary Magdalen
7.8.54
GV II*
Anglican parish church. C12, C13, C16 and C19. Nave, north aisle, south porch,
central tower, chancel, north transept. Sandstone, slate roofs.
Nave has long swept-down roof on both sides, porch with coped gable, inner
door early English and part C19 doors with strap hinges, over this an image
niche of C12; to right of porch a 2-light C19 cusped lancet and 3-light with
2 quatrefoils. Tower squat with pyramid roof on Norman corbel table, louvred
lancet over small cusped lancet, and to right a deep buttress with 3 offsets.
Chancel with coped gable and cross has a cusped lancet and 2-light cusped plus
carved roundel flanking a blocked priest's door, and in east end cusped 2-light
C12 with quatrefoil in pale tracery. North of chancel a C15 or C16 2-light
cusped window to square head. Transept east wall, 2-light cusped C14, west
wall a pointed door. North aisle, 3 very small lancets, one of these a C13 window
cut from a single stone. West end has small rectangular light and chamfered
surround on a 2-light cusped C14 window. Interior: 4-bay nave, transitional
detail arcade of double chamfer pointed arches with chevron cut to plaster
edge, on round columns, C19 roof, in wall to chancel two quatrefoil openings;
north aisle has curtailed broad pointed arch to transept. Crossing with flat
beam C19 ceiling, low, steep pointed arch to north transept, C14 ogee-head
recess in its east respond, and the arches east and west in very thick walls
with broad chamfer. Chancel restored in C19, facetted ceiling. North transept
has plaster barrel vault and 2 marble wall tablets of the C18. Two lofty narrow
benefactors' boards and one square board standing in nave at time of survey,
November 1983. (D Verey; Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean,
1970).


Listing NGR: SO5676002135

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