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A Grade II Listed Building in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2132 / 52°12'47"N

Longitude: -2.2786 / 2°16'42"W

OS Eastings: 381062

OS Northings: 257251

OS Grid: SO810572

Mapcode National: GBR 0DK.6R5

Mapcode Global: VH92L.GM8R

Plus Code: 9C4V6P7C+7H

Entry Name: Christchurch

Listing Date: 15 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151672

ID on this website: 101302192

Location: Christ's Church, Lower Broadheath, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR2

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Lower Broadheath

Built-Up Area: Lower Broadheath

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Lower Broadheath

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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4/1 Christchurch


Parish church. 1903-4 by C Ford Whitcombe on new site. Sandstone rubble
with ashlar dressings and tiled roofs. 2 bay chancel, 4 bay nave and south
aisle passage, south porch intersects with west tower and incorporates stair
turret base to tower, stair turret to south east. Decorated style; also
Arts and Crafts influence evident in fittings. Chancel has sloping corner
buttresses; 3-light east window, cusped lancets the hood moulds of which
return and continue as string course; arched doorway in north elevation.
Nave: sloping buttresses at corners and bay divisions; slit window in
angles with chancel, otherwise flat-headed openings and cusped lancets; parapet
with moulded coping between nave and south aisle roofs. Gabled south porch has
ogee-arched doorway, the hood mould returning to form string course; wrought-
iron gates; sundial carved above doorway, parapet with moulded coping.
West tower: 3 stages, each having string course; corner buttresses with
tiled offsets; lower stage of north elevation has paired 2-light flat-headed
windows, cusped lancets to both north and south elevations beneath lower
string; arched west doorway flanked by flat-headed cusped lancets beneath
string; wrought iron clock face to second stage elevations; bell-chamber stage
has ogee-arched 2-light openings, hood moulds with returns and rising as half
columns to the parapet string, terminating in foliated capitals. Traceried
parapet, crocketted corner finials and corner gargoyles; pyramidal roof and
ship weathervane. Stair tower has slit windows, string course and gargoyle,
and parapet with moulded coping. Interior: Chancel arch responds of 3 grouped
shafts; arcade has octagonal piers and are compound pier at upper end; wagon
roofs; octagonal font; piscina with quatrefoil-shaped basin; reredos and altar
rails of carved vines; stained glass in east and north window of chancel and
3 windows of nave, all early C20. Stairs to turret in porch have iron balusters
of similar design to hinges found throughout building.

Listing NGR: SO8106257251

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