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Church of St Oswald Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Highnam, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8887 / 51°53'19"N

Longitude: -2.2978 / 2°17'52"W

OS Eastings: 379601

OS Northings: 221170

OS Grid: SO796211

Mapcode National: GBR 0JD.FXB

Mapcode Global: VH944.4S3H

Plus Code: 9C3VVPQ2+FV

Entry Name: Church of St Oswald Tower

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134348

ID on this website: 101091372

Location: Lassington, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Highnam

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Highnam Holy Innocents

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO 72 SE
3/57 Church of St. Oswald: tower
Tower to former parish church, now property of Redundant Churches
Fund. Late C11, C14 top, east wall partly 1976 for R.C.F.
Squared, coursed lias rubble, with quoins approaching ashlar: stone
slate roof. Square tower. Tower in 3 stages, narrowing slightly
at each: battered, rough plinth. South face: plain lowest stage,
semi-circular headed lancet to second, head single block, slightly
projecting stone above, possibly originally carved. Third stage
wider lancet, single-stone head, ogee with trefoil below, stone
louvres. Pyramid roof, iron cross to apex. West face narrow,
semi-circular headed lancet to lowest stage, second plain, third as
south. North face opening only in top stage, as on south side.
East face partly renewed 1975-6, with new semi-circular headed
doorway at foot, with late C19 boarded door with decorative
ironmongery. No offset to first stage, only second, opening to top
stage as other faces. Church re-dedicated on Palm Sunday, 1095.
Nave and chancel heavily restored 1875 by Medland and Son,
demolished 1975.
(Notice on church; D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the
Forest of Dean, 1970)

Listing NGR: SO7960121170

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