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Church of the Holy Rood

A Grade I Listed Building in Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7157 / 51°42'56"N

Longitude: -1.9073 / 1°54'26"W

OS Eastings: 406501

OS Northings: 201894

OS Grid: SP065018

Mapcode National: GBR 3R0.BMQ

Mapcode Global: VHB2R.W4KK

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Rood

Listing Date: 26 November 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129635

Location: Ampney Crucis, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Ampney Crucis

Built-Up Area: Ampney Crucis

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Ampney Crucis The Holy Rood

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


5/13 Church of the Holy Rood



Anglican parish church. Saxon foundation, with some Norman work
and elements from all periods including C15 tower and re-roofing of
nave, up to restoration of 1870. Mostly coursed limestone with
some random walling with quoins, ashlar tower. Stone slate roof to
chancel, porch and vestry, with coped verges and saddlestones with
cross finials. Remainder of roofs not visible. Basically
cruciform plan with west tower, nave with south porch and
transepts, chancel with north vestry. Tower of 3 stages with
string courses and plinth, diagonal stepped buttresses and
embattled parapet, and corner gargoyles on string course below
parapet. Tall lowest stage with 2-light west window, 2-light
arched belfry louvres to each face of top stage. Nave roof lowered
in C15 and embattled parapet added with single-arch bellcote at
east end. Originally with clerestorey, of which 2 small windows
remain above south transept. Two 3-light Perpendicular windows to
north and south in nave, with wall tablet to east of Early English
south porch entrance. North wall has Saxon doorway obscured on
outside and inside by heating installation, with flanking single
light Norman windows with splayed inner reveals, partially blocked
on east side. Three-light Perpendicular east window to chancel,
cutting across a string course, and Decorated 2-light window,
priest's door of C19, wall tablet and single light on south wall,
1870 vestry to north. Transepts of late C13 with windows of
different periods on each wall. South porch has stone side seats
and square niche to right, and original inner door.
Interior: C15 nave roof of 7 bays, with 3 moulded transverse beams
supported on slightly cambered braced cross beams, with struts to
stone corbels. Transitional chancel arch with chevron moulding and
carved capitals. Transepts have Early English arches and Jacobean
pews. North transept has remains of C14 wall paintings around
windows which have cusped rere-arches, Early English piscina and
credence, large recumbent effigies of George Lloyd and wife (died
1584) on tomb chest with pedimented canopy on fluted columns.
South transept has series of slate wall tablets in Latin of C17 to
Pleydell family, recording date and hour of death. Marble monument
to Robert Pleydell (died 1719) by Edward Stanton in chancel. Plain
Norman cylindrical font, Perpendicular stone pulpit.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SP0649301895

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