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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade I Listed Building in Westhide, Hereford, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0945 / 52°5'40"N

Longitude: -2.6054 / 2°36'19"W

OS Eastings: 358622

OS Northings: 244191

OS Grid: SO586441

Mapcode National: GBR FQ.BB9W

Mapcode Global: VH85J.SMH6

Plus Code: 9C4V39VV+RR

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1301742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 154138

Location: Westhide, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Westhide

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Withington

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Church of St Bartholomew




Parish church. Late C12 and C14, restorations and additions of 1866/7.
Sandstone, nave roof has plain tiles, tower has slate. C12 west tower;
two-bay nave, part C14 and part mid-C19; large C14 south aisle; two-bay
mid-C19 chancel; south porch and vestry.

West tower: squat, plain and
of three stages; pyramidal roof with large central weathercock; small
central lancet to each face of second and third stages; buttresses with
off-sets to east side. Nave: two mid-C19 2-light windows to north each
with trefoiled heads and quatrefoil in tracery above. South aisle: large
3-light trefoil and ogee headed C14 east window under moulded hood; south
and west windows are similar but of two lights and smaller, angle buttresses
to south-west and south-east; blocked doorway with C14 moulding under 2-
centred arch in west wall next to tower. Chancel: 3-light mid-C19 east
window with cinquefoil heads; re-set C14 2-light ogee and trefoil headed
window in north wall; one trefoil headed lancet to west of south wall;
ogee lancet to its east, restored. South porch: contains on east side a
late C13 coffin lid with incised cross and foliated enrichments. South
doorway has 2-centred deeply moulded arch with mutilated stoup cut roughly
in north jamb.

INTERIOR: the two bays of nave are separated from south
aisle by one C14 octagonal column supporting two 2-centred arches similar
to off-centre chancel arch; tower arch late C12 or early C13, 2-centred
with trumpet capitals. Nave roof, formerly ceiled, is supported by
brattished wall plate on north side and trussed collar beams probably
C14 or C15, some of which have been restored. Late C19 waggon roof to
south aisle and chancel. Chancel: two C14 re-set corbels with heads of
man, to north side, and a woman, to south, of east wall. Two c1900
hinged candle brackets, one each to north and south walls are made of
wrought iron with initials SB and five detachable brass sconces to either
side. Nave: mid-C19 pulpit, rectangular in plan with Romanesque style capitals
and marble columns to west and marble bas-relief of St Bartholomew set in
recess on south side; a dwarf wall to south of chancel arch, in some
stonework supports a pine lectern. South aisle: font, probably C13, with round
bowl on columnar shaft. Soffit of east window has C14 ox-blood coloured
scrolls. Similar paint to arch over recess in south wall containing
recumbent male, C14 effigy with feet resting on a dog and to corbel
heads of a bishop and a queen to either side of east window. C14 piscina
on south wall: trefoiled head and foiled drain with two sockets angled
inwards from east jamb. Beneath is a C17 slab resting on its side with
two effigies of a woman and a man in armour, both decapitated. Attached to
the west wall an inscribed alabaster slab of Richard Monyngton died 1524,
and his wife Alice. He is dressed in armour; beneath are 16 weepers:
eight sons and eight daughters.

Listing NGR: SO5862044192

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