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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade I Listed Building in Vowchurch, Herefordshire,

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0229 / 52°1'22"N

Longitude: -2.9313 / 2°55'52"W

OS Eastings: 336190

OS Northings: 236467

OS Grid: SO361364

Mapcode National: GBR F9.GMJ3

Mapcode Global: VH789.4FN2

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 26 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225063

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421238

Location: Vowchurch, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Vowchurch

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Vowchurch

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 33 NE VOWCHURCH CP -

3/128 Church of St Bartholomew
26/1/67
-

GV I

Parish church. C12 origins with major work of late C13, C14 and C17.
Finely coursed sandstone rubble, timber-framed bell turret, stone slate
and slate roofs. Three-bay nave and 2-bay chancel in one, bell turret in
west gable, south porch. The bell turret, possibly dating from early C16,
is timber-framed with close-studding with 2 rails topped by a slate-clad
broach spire. Two-light late C19 cinquefoiled west window. North-west
window of nave is of similar design but probably C14. The next window to
the west is C13 with 3 stepped lights. Two c1300 trefoiled windows on
north side of chancel have 2 lights - the western one is restored. East
window similar to the 3-light window in the north wall of the nave. Two
2-light trefoiled windows in south wall of chancel matching those on north
side. South-east window of nave matches the 3-light window opposite. East
of the south porch is one small C12 round-headed window. South porch has
C18 wicket gate and gabled stone slate roof with each side supported by 12
C17 balusters. Entrance under 2-centred moulded C14 arch, contemporary ledged
door with ornate strap hinges and 3 vertical fillets Interior: mainly C17
roof is supported on 7 pairs of chamfered posts extending to wall-plate level.
Consoles on each post carry struts supporting tie-beams with pendants; above
the ties are collars supported by queen struts and angle struts. Between the
last and penultimate pair of posts, corresponding to the liturgical chancel,
are 2 C14 (?) trusses without posts consisting of foiled principal rafters
and V-struts above arch-braced collars rising from the wall-plates. The
chancel is also defined by a C17 screen enriched with 2 terms beneath a central
pediment and a plank and muntin derived dado supporting balusters. In the
chancel are 2 inward-facing benches incised "RK 1636", C17 altar rails with
turned balusters, a C13 piscina with 2-centred head and 2 basins and a shelf,
also a late C19 heating stove inscribed "FLAT TOP/ ROMEESSE". Nave: pulpit
is probably C18, 5-sided with plain moulded rail and bulbous pedestal with
3 feet. West of the pulpit in the north wall are two plain arched tomb
recesses. On the south side west of the screen is a large niche, possibly
the remains of access door to rood loft Oak panelling, probably C17, runs
along both sides of the nave. The font has a fluted circular basin, probably
C12, supported on a C19 base. At the west end of the nave 2 parclose screens
with balusters, possibly C17, divide off the north-west and south-west corners
and in the centre is a C17 heavy open timber-framed belfry support with a
large central pendant and angle struts to the bottom storey. Monuments:
on the south side of the east wall a tapering marble wall plaque in the
style of Canova containing a head, to Sir Edward Boughton, died 1794, of
Poston Court (qv); on the west side of the south door, a simple stone
plque supported on a bracket, to Matthew Seaborne, died 1798. Graded I on
account of unusual interior with posts supporting roof trusses.


Listing NGR: SO3618536466

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