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Church Dedication Unknown

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aust, South Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5989 / 51°35'56"N

Longitude: -2.6187 / 2°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 357243

OS Northings: 189081

OS Grid: ST572890

Mapcode National: GBR JP.BJ0J

Mapcode Global: VH881.K2GL

Entry Name: Church Dedication Unknown

Listing Date: 5 December 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35172

Location: Aust, South Gloucestershire, BS35

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Aust

Built-Up Area: Aust

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Olveston

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST 58 NE AUST

7/76 Church - dedication unknown

- II*

Parish church. C15, restored 1866 by Pope and Bindon. Limestone rubble,
freestone dressings, tower has coursed limestone and sandstone rubble with
freestone open chequers, nave and chancel have mineralised felt roofs with coped
verges and cross finials, nave finial broken, slate roof to vestry, double Roman
tiled roof to porch. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch and north vestry
entered from nave. Perpendicular style. 3-stage tower has west door with
pointed arch, moulded surround and hood mould, 4-light window above with mask
stops to hood mould and sandstone relieving arch, all 4 sides have 2-light blind
window at 2nd stage with hood mould and trefoil heads, clock to south, 3rd stage
has 2-light windows with bell louvres, hood mould and sandstone relieving arch;
diagonal weathered buttresses, weathered string courses, gargoyles at base of
parapet, 3 to each side, embattled parapet, probably Tudor or later, with ball
finials to merlons and pinnacles at corners, stair turret to south east crowned
with ogee cap and cockerel weathervane, has quatrefoil openings at 1st and 2nd
stage, slit window in plain surround at ground floor level, sandstone relieving
arch on east side of tower. 4-bay nave has to south 2-light.window to left and
3-light to right, both with stopped hood mould, 2nd bay from right has triple
lancet with trefoil heads in plain surround; porch in 2nd bay from left has
pointed arched door in surround of plain orders, string course to gable front
continues round head of door, weathered diagonal buttresses; north side has
3-light window with cusped tracery and hood mould to right and left, single
light with ogee head in 2nd bay from left, door with segmental head and plain
chamfered surround in 2nd bay from right, straight joint to east bay. 3-bay
chancel has to south a single light ogee headed cusped window in plain surround,
priest's door in pointed arch to centre and 3-light east window with stopped
hood mould, weathered diagonal buttresses, north side has 3-light window and
single storey vestry with weathered cornice, parapet with trefoil heads in
relief and coping, gable front to north. Interior: porch has arched-brace
roof of 7 bays, C19 door in triangular headed opening; tower has west door with
4-centred arched chamfered opening, 3 sides of stair turret project into nave,
with pointed arched door in chamfered surround, high pointed arch between tower
and nave in moulded surround, jamb shafts with moulded bell capitals, C20 screen
closes tower from nave. Nave has C15 roof of 7 bays, flat tie-beam on short
arched-braces with corbel heads, short crown posts, moulded purlins and ridge
purlin, carved spandrels between arched-brace and tie-beam, and between principal
rafter and tie-beam, brattished wall-plate; all windows in deep splayed
reveals. Chancel has segmental arch springing from late Perpendicular piers
with carved imposts, one animal and one mask, 2-bay roof of same construction as
nave with angels-as corbels and carved ceiling between rafters, lower part of
east wall carved painted stone in square panels with non-repeating pattern of
flowers and quatrefoil frieze, south door blocked, C19 carved north door with
strap hinges in pointed arch, small piscina in south wall with shell bowl.
Fittings: C15 octagonal bowl font in nave with 2 small quatrefoils on each face
on a circular shaft with a square buttress at each corner of the octagon;
C19 Perpendicular stone pulpit with carved symbols of the evangelists on 4
faces; Astry arms on hatchment in tower; baroque black and white marble wall
monument in chancel to Sir Samuel Astry, 1704 and other members of the family,
by Edward Stanton; 3 marble monuments with urns, one in chancel, 2 in nave, all
by W. Paty, late C18. (Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England,
Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of Dean, 1970).


Listing NGR: ST5724389081

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