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Church of St Clodock

A Grade I Listed Building in Longtown, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 51.942 / 51°56'31"N

Longitude: -2.9812 / 2°58'52"W

OS Eastings: 332648

OS Northings: 227513

OS Grid: SO326275

Mapcode National: GBR F7.MTBL

Mapcode Global: VH78N.8GT2

Plus Code: 9C3VW2R9+RG

Entry Name: Church of St Clodock

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 26 January 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355384

Location: Longtown, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Longtown

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Clodock and Longtown

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Church of St Clodock


Parish church. C12 nave, C13 chancel, C15 west tower, minor C19 restoration. Sandstone rubble with Welsh slate roof. West tower, nave with south porch, chancel.

West tower: three stages with embattled parapet; square-headed light to ground stage, square-headed loop to middle stage and window with two trefoil-headed lights to bell stage. Nave: south side: two-light traceried window to left, cusped semi-circular headed light, square-headed window with three trefoiled-ogee headed lights and easternmost window, with three pointed lights to right of south porch, possibly dating from C13 (RCHM) with plain outer doorway, inner two-centred arch-headed doorway with chamfered jambs; two semi-circular headed Norman windows survive in north wall of nave.

Chancel: square-headed two-light window to right of slightly semi-circular headed doorway; between the present door and window are traces of a former lancet window; a C13 lancet window survives in north wall. C13 east window of three pointed lights.

INTERIOR: late C12 wide two-centred chancel arch of two chamfered orders, scalloped capitals to shafts. Arch-braced roof with seven C16 moulded tie-beams to nave, similar arch-braced roof to chancel, roof ceiled with C19 boarding throughout.

Fittings: C13 font with curved circular bowl, round shaft and base. West gallery and staircase c1700, with turned balusters, C17 box pews with panelled sides and some with dates. Three-decker pulpit with sounding board c1700. Late C17 communion rail, three sided with turned balusters in chancel. Monuments in nave near pulpit a slab with funerary inscription ascribed to C9. There are also remains of paintings on north wall of nave and several other miscellaneous chests and tables.

Listing NGR: SO3264627513

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