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Church of St Stephen

A Grade I Listed Building in Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7857 / 51°47'8"N

Longitude: -2.321 / 2°19'15"W

OS Eastings: 377953

OS Northings: 209719

OS Grid: SO779097

Mapcode National: GBR 0KJ.VCL

Mapcode Global: VH94P.QCBY

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132484

Location: Moreton Valence, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Moreton Valence

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Moreton Valence St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 70 NE
(east side)
6/225 Church of St. Stephen
Anglican parish church. Nave and chancel of C12, tower of C15,
south aisle late C15/early C16; restored 1880-84. Coursed and
dressed stone, with chamfered plinth to aisle and tower, stone
slate roof partly artificial on north side, coped verges with cross
finials. East ends of nave and chancel have plain string course
and animal corbels. West tower, nave with north porch and chancel,
with south aisle running whole length. Tower of 3 stages with
string courses, stepped diagonal buttresses up to second stage,
embattled parapet with gargoyles, 2-light decorative louvred belfry
openings on top stage with ogee heads, west side has pointed arch
door and 2-light ogee over on lowest stage, scattered small stair
lights. North gabled porch has timber-framed front with bracket
probably for an image, inner Norman doorway with roll-moulded arch
on jamb shafts with raised capitals and chamfered abaci, scalloped
and zig-zag lintel, with tympanum showing scene of Archangel
Michael fighting with a dragon, small squints to each side of porch
with stone wall seats below. Large 4-light Perpendicular, window
to east with square hoodmould, pointed chamfered arch for priest's
door and small Norman lancet with inner splayed reveal on north
side of chancel. C14 three-light east window in chancel. South
aisle has three 3-light Perpendicular windows to south side and
similar to west and east ends. Tudor arched cavetto moulded
doorway between bays one and 2, opposite north porch, with enriched
spandrels and square hoodmould and original vertical battened door.
Interior: Norman chancel arch similar to north porch. Two-bay
tall nave arcade with octagonal concave-moulded piers, and 4
centred arches, smaller similar bay from chancel. Remains of rood
loft probably of C15. Piscina in chancel and additional free-
standing Norman piscina in south aisle, near baroque stone wall
monument to John Harris 1727.
(VCH, Gloucestershire, Vol X, 1972; David Verey, Buildings of
England - Gloucestershire: the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980)

Listing NGR: SO7795209719

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