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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolaston, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6913 / 51°41'28"N

Longitude: -2.5992 / 2°35'57"W

OS Eastings: 358676

OS Northings: 199343

OS Grid: ST586993

Mapcode National: GBR JQ.4NWT

Mapcode Global: VH87G.WRR9

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 7 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101547

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354598

Location: Woolaston, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Woolaston

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Woolaston St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

ST 59 NE
10/252 Church of St Andrew
Anglican parish church. C12 foundation, but almost entirely now of C19 'restoration'
and extension. Sandstone, concrete tiled roof to coped gables. Original C12
cruciform plan now lost, is nave, south porch, 2-gabled south aisle, chancel, vestry,
north tower (on site of north transept ?). Various windows generally in a C14 style.
Three-stage tower with chamfered offsets, crenellated parapet to low pyramidal roof
and weathervane, two deep buttresses to north side of nave. Outer and inner porch
doorways heavily restored Norman, door has fine decorative C19 strap hinges. At
west end of nave a 3-light window of c1300. Interior, nave with barrel roof, 2-bay
south aisle of 1829, the easternmost bay on site of former south transept, chancel
arch has paired granite columns with foliated caps, chancel roof 2 heavy cusped
King post trusses. Pitch pine pews, octagonal C16 font on Victorian base, C18
pulpit from Claycoton, Northants and screen from Church of the Venerable Bede; one
medieval bell, 2 of C17 and 2 of C18. The church was in the grant of Tintern Abbey
from 1131; major restoration by Henry Morgan of Tidenham in 1859. It stands in
a roughly circular churchyard, suggesting a very early site development.
(VCH, Gloucestershire, Vol X).

Listing NGR: ST5867699343

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