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Old Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lower Sapey, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2392 / 52°14'21"N

Longitude: -2.4418 / 2°26'30"W

OS Eastings: 369930

OS Northings: 260207

OS Grid: SO699602

Mapcode National: GBR FY.12XV

Mapcode Global: VH84V.MZH9

Plus Code: 9C4V6HQ5+M7

Entry Name: Old Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 29 July 1959

Last Amended: 21 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151579

ID on this website: 101098648

Location: Lower Sapey, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR6

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Lower Sapey

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Lower Sapey

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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1/46 Old Church of St Bartholomew,
(formerly listed as remains of
29.7.59 Old Church of St Bartholomew)


Disused church. Early C12 with C14 and early C19 alterations. Coursed
rubble, quoins and dressings of travertine-like stone, plain tile roof.
Chancel, nave, south porch. Chancel: south wall: blocked priest's door to
west of C14 window of 2 trefoiled lights with tracery under a square head;
east window: early C19 window, 2 centred head; north wall: small round-
headed opening of C12; both east and north walls rendered. Nave: south
wall: large C14 lancet with label beside C12 round headed window; to west
of these the south porch of timber, C14, on rubble plinth, single bay roof
with curved wind braces, walls weatherboarded; barge boards enriched with
engrailed moulding; south door: C12 semi-circular head of a single order
supported by engaged jamb shafts with sandstone scalloped capitals; door:
probably C14 with strap hinges; west wall: large square headed C19 window
below C12 round headed opening; north wall: blocked north door and large
early C19 opening with 2 centred head. Interior: chancel: in north wall
2 square aumbries; in south wall a piscina and a square aumbry; above east
window a blocked C12 window; chancel arch removed in early C19 and jambs cut
back, the space was then spanned with a plastered partition with depressed
arch. Roofs: possibly C14; Nave: collar rafter-roof with curved braces from
rafter to collar and curved ashlar pieces, forming elliptical vault; similar,
but small scale, roof over chancel; 2 tie-beams in chancel, 3 in nave; that
to east of nave carries a close-studded truss. Fittings: early C19;
west gallery; remnants of circular font base (font removed to Church of St
Bartholomew, Harpley, Lower Sapey, qv). There are traces of medieval wall
paintings on the north wall of the nave. Scheduled as an ancient monument.
(VCH 4, pp 330/331). An interesting example of pre-Victorian church altera-
tions. Now in care of Friends of Friendless Churches.

Listing NGR: SO6993060207

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