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Church of St Gregory

A Grade I Listed Building in Castlemorton, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.0333 / 52°1'59"N

Longitude: -2.3004 / 2°18'1"W

OS Eastings: 379489

OS Northings: 237252

OS Grid: SO794372

Mapcode National: GBR 0GN.F74

Mapcode Global: VH93K.25Q3

Entry Name: Church of St Gregory

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156879

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153174

Location: Castlemorton, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR13

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Castlemorton

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Castlemorton

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 73 NE
4/33 Church of St Gregory

Church. Early C12 with C13 and C14 additions, arcade re-built mid-C17,
restored 1879-80. Stone rubble with tile roofs. Comprises a west tower
with stone spire, nave, north porch, south aisle, south transeptal chapel
and lower chancel. The tower has diagonal buttresses with niches and a
south-east stair turret: The spire is set back behind an embattled parapet.
The bell openings are each of a single trefoiled light. The west window is
of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery.
In the west wall of the aisle is a chamfered lancet window. The north wall
of the nave is of three bays: The left-hand window is of one light with low
transom and a trefoiled ogee head: The middle window is of three cinquefoiled
lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The right-hand window
is of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head: The timber-framed porch,
to the right of the second window, is close-studded with a middle rail. The
C12 doorway has a round arch with zig-zag ornament, and angle shafts with
scalloped capitals: The tympanum is carved with the Agnus Dei. The south
aisle has a 3-light C15 window under a pointed head: To its right is a re-
set doorway similar to the north doorway but with a blank tympanum. The
south chapel has a hipped roof and a 3-light south window with cusped inter-
secting tracery: In the east wall of the chapel is a window of two trefoiled
lights: On the south side of the chancel is a window of two cinquefoiled
lights under a flat head, and a priest's doorway to the left: In the north
wall are two narrow round-headed C12 windows, re-set when the chancel was re-
built during the C19 restoration. The east window is C19 and of three cinque-
foiled lights under a pointed head. Interior: tall tower arch pointed and
chamfered in two orders. The south arcade is of 3½ bays. The arches are pointed
and roughly four-centred, chamfered in two orders and springing from piers which
are octagonal except for the western one, which is circular: The nave roof has
rafters with arch-braced collars. High up in the north wall are two bracketted
niches with elaborate carved canopies: The chancel arch is pointed and chamfered
in two orders which die into the responds: The font has a bowl carved with
acanthus foliage on an octagonal base: In the south transept is a C18 baluster
font, and, in the east wall, a C13 piscina with pointed head. The communion
rails have flat pierced balusters inscribed: "R H S B 1684. Robert Archer
Minister. J B W B 1683". (VCH, p 51).

Listing NGR: SO7948937253

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