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Catholic Church of St Benet's and Adjoining Priest's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kemerton, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.0348 / 52°2'5"N

Longitude: -2.0755 / 2°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 394916

OS Northings: 237374

OS Grid: SO949373

Mapcode National: GBR 2KL.J27

Mapcode Global: VH93N.Z33Z

Entry Name: Catholic Church of St Benet's and Adjoining Priest's House

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148534

Location: Kemerton, Wychavon, Worcestershire, GL20

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Kemerton

Built-Up Area: Kemerton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Kemerton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 9437 - 9537
9/81 Catholic Church of
St Benet's and adjoining
priest's house
- II

Catholic church and adjoining priest's house. Circa 1843 by a partner of
Weightman and Hadfield of Sheffield. Limestone ashlar and machine-tiled
roofs which have gable-end parapets with cusped gabled finials supporting
cast iron cross finials and decorative ridge tiles. Three-bay nave on north/
south axis with east porch, sanctus bellcote and single-bay chancel. Decorated
style. Nave: chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses with offsets at north end
and also buttresses at bay divisions in side elevations. Windows have hood-
moulds with returns. There is a 3-light north end window and two east side
and three west side windows of two lights. The east porch is gabled with end
parapet and buttresses. It has a pointed doorway of two chamfered orders and
a hoodmould with returns. There is a cusped lancet in the gable apex and also
a lancet in each side elevation. Within the porch is a cusped stoup and there
is a pointed east doorway. The tall gabled sanctus bellcote has side buttresses,
a cross finial and a pointed archway within which hangs a single bell. The
chancel has diagonal south end buttresses with offsets, a 3-light south window
which has a hoodmould with returns and above it is a cusped pointed niche with
an angel corbel at the base and having a crocketted hoodmould on human head
corbels. There is a cusped lancet in the east elevation. Interior: pointed
chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds. Arch-braced collar truss roof.
Original fittings include reredos with traceried arcading, cusped pointed
piscina and three-bay sedilia, octagonal stone font and three-sided stone pulpit.
Also west organ gallery, organ having cusped open panels articulated by slender
pinnacled buttresses and an embattled cornice. Priest's house adjoins west
elevation and is linked to the church by a smaller parallel wing. The roof is
similarly detailed and has two large ashlar ridge stacks and also a large east
side stack. Two storeys. The windows are all mullioned with pointed lights and
square heads. The south gable end has a ground floor hipped roof canted bay
window and a 3-light first floor window. The south end of the linking wing has
a 3-light ground floor window and a 2-light first floor window. In the angle
between the house and linking wing is the main entrance which has a flat-roofed
porch with a parapet and a chamfered doorway with half-glazed double doors.
There is a single-storey service wing at the rear north gable end. [VCH, Vol 8,
p 219 (Glos)].

Listing NGR: SO9491637374

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