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Church of St Arilda

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oldbury-upon-Severn, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6246 / 51°37'28"N

Longitude: -2.5671 / 2°34'1"W

OS Eastings: 360838

OS Northings: 191904

OS Grid: ST608919

Mapcode National: GBR JR.8YT0

Mapcode Global: VH87W.GF7F

Entry Name: Church of St Arilda

Listing Date: 30 March 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128916

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35249

Location: Oldbury-upon-Severn, South Gloucestershire, BS35

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Oldbury-upon-Severn

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Oldbury-on-Severn St Arilda

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


4/144 Church of St. Arilda
G.V. II*

Parish church. C15 tower and north porch, remainder rebuilt 1899 by Waller
after fire of 1897. Coursed rubble tower and north porch, snecked rubble
remainder, stone dressings, plain tiled roofs with weathered raised coped verges
and ridge coping. Nave, north and south aisles, north and south porch, north-
east tower, chancel. Perpendicular style tower and north porch, the rest in
C14 style. At west front, nave has 3-light window with trefoil heads and hood
mould, 2-light pointed arched window to each aisle with relieving arch, slit in
each gable, weathered buttresses, quoins. South aisle of 3 bays has two
3-light windows in Perpendicular style, central gabled porch, door with pointed
arch, chamfered surround and hood mould forming continuous string, relieving
arch, pointed arched window with leaded lights in similar surround to each side,
low angle buttresses; north aisle has similar window to left and 2-light to
right, central porch has plinth, weathered set-back buttresses, cornice, parapet
with pierced panelling and image niche, pointed arched entrance in moulded
surround with stopped hood mould. 3-stage tower has single light with trefoil
head and leaded lights to 1st stage east and 2nd stage north, 2-light window
with bell louvres, hood mould and relieving arch to all sides at 3rd stage,
weathered diagonal buttresses, strings, cornice with 2 gargoyles to each side,
pierced parapet and pinnacles. Chancel of 2 bays has single light with hood
mould to south, continuous string, 3-light east window with stopped hood mould
and relieving arch, diagonal weathered buttresses and cross finial. Interior:
north porch has framed coved ceiling, moulded beams dividing into 8 panels,
round-headed arched door with chamfered surround, stopped hood mould and image
niche above. Nave has arcade of 4 bays without capitals, continuous hood mould
with foliate stops, 5-bay roof of arched braces rising from corbels, cambered
collars, single row of purlins, braces between purlins and principals; aisles
of 5 bays have roof of same construction, door to south and north with segmental
head. Pointed chancel arch springing from foliate impost blocks on half-shafts,
former door to rood-loft to north, 2-bay chancel has similar roof construction
and framed ceiling of 36 panels, moulded beams, decorative bosses and brattished
wall-plate, pointed arched door to tower in hollow chamfered surround and small
aumbry to north; all windows in deep splayed reveals. All fittings of late
C19, including replica of Norman font destroyed by fire in 1897.
(Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England, Gloucestershire : The Vale and
The Forest of Dean. 1970).

Listing NGR: ST6083891904

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