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Church of St Swithin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8088 / 51°48'31"N

Longitude: -2.2406 / 2°14'26"W

OS Eastings: 383506

OS Northings: 212266

OS Grid: SO835122

Mapcode National: GBR 1LR.JBT

Mapcode Global: VH94K.3STR

Entry Name: Church of St Swithin

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131663

Location: Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL4

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Harescombe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

WHADDON (west side), Brookthorpe

5/6 Church of St. Swithin


Parish church. C13; north aisle added in 1892 restoration. Random
rubble limestone and ashlar; stone slate roof. Nave with north
aisle; west tower, south porch, north vestry and chancel. Moulded
pointed-arched central south doorway with C19 plank door; pointed
and slightly shouldered archway in parapet gabled porch with offset
diagonal buttresses and C19 restored trefoil-headed side windows;
C19 timber porch gates. Single 2-light C15 nave window either side
of south doorway, each with cinquefoil-headed lights, small
quatrefoil, and hoodmould, both restored; chamfered plinth stops
short of west end. North nave wall has gabled buttress at east end
with restored cinquefoil-headed lancet to right; right of this
buttressed north aisle with lean-to roof; 2 triplet windows with
relieving arch over each in north facing gable; cinquefoiled head
to east-facing aisle lancet and Cl9 chimney at junction with nave;
vestry continuous with aisle at west end with reused west facing
pointed-arched doorway. Parapet east nave gable, and parapet
gabled east chancel wall with small Early English lancet; narrow
pointed arched priest's doorway with plank door in south chancel
wall; ogee-headed C14 lancet to left and 2-light to right in
square-headed opening; 2-light Early English in north wall. Tower
of 2 stages with parapet gabled saddleback roof; C19 restored west
lancet; ogee-headed belfry openings except south-facing which has
shouldered arch; all with stone louvres; below belfry openings a
narrow slit.
Interior has been scraped, but partly replastered; 2-bay Cl9
pointed arched arcade to north aisle with central circular pier
having undercut moulded capital; stiff leaf carved labels to arcade
hoodmould; pointed tower arch; rood loft stairs to north of chancel
arch have round-headed narrow doorways; 3-bay C19 tie-beam truss
nave roof, each supported off restored stone corbels and having
cusped strutting; very thick cusped windbraces; Early English
chancel arch, with small pointed recess to south. Chancel has Cl9
raised floor with altar step; limewashed walls, C19 arcaded
reredos, and C19 restored piscina in north wall; C19 wagon roof.
C18 hexagonal fielded-panelled timber pulpit; carving around north
nave window by Eric Gill is memorial to Detmar Blow, died 1939; C17
chalice-shaped octagonal stone font; Baroque wall memorial in tower
to George Venn, died 1694; some late C18 and Cl9 marble memorials.
C19 stained glass to some windows. On wall plate of south porch a
carved chronogram commemorating the death of Charles I. Forms part
of tight visual group with Brookthorpe Court, (q.v.) and Old
Vicarage, (q.v.) (D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Vale and the
Forest of Dean, 1976.)

Listing NGR: SO8350612266

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