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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098648
English Heritage Legacy ID: 151579
Location: Lower Sapey, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR6
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
SO 66 SE LOWER SAPEY -
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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