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Church of the Holy Jesus

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydbrook, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8384 / 51°50'18"N

Longitude: -2.5761 / 2°34'33"W

OS Eastings: 360406

OS Northings: 215690

OS Grid: SO604156

Mapcode National: GBR FR.VCMM

Mapcode Global: VH86X.92H0

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Jesus

Listing Date: 24 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299248

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353737

Location: Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Lydbrook

Built-Up Area: Lydbrook

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Lydbrook Holy Jesus

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


2/48 Church of the Holy Jesus


Parish Church, 1851, by Henry Woodyer. Coursed rubble stone,
tiled roof. West tower with flanking lean-to structures and
gabled south porch, nave with clerestory, single storey aisles,
separate chancel with lower roofline than nave. 3 stage tower
with string courses, and corbel table below saddleback roof.
Large ogee 4-arched opening in first stage with 2 centre lights,
single pointed light to second stage, twin light with pointed
trefoil tracery at belfry level, and single light in gable of roof.
Clasped stepped buttresses at west end and cut off in nave roof.
5-bay nave with small pointed trefoil twin lights in clerestory.
2- and 3-light decorated Geometric tracery windows in aisles with
single stepped buttress towards east, 3 similar twin light windows
in chancel, and 5-light at east end with cusped star of David.
Interior: elaborate timber roof with scissor-beam trusses and wind
bracing. Pointed arcades on cylindrical columns. In chancel -
stone diapering on reredos wall; wooden altar rail with pierced
arch and trefoil decoration; double sedilia under traceried rere-
arch of easternmost window on south side. Original pews in nave
and aisles. Stone font in south west corner with ogee decoration
and wooden cover with pierced and gabled design. (David Verey,
Buildings of England, Gloucestershire: the Vale and the Forest of
Dean, p.292, 1970

Listing NGR: SO6040615690

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