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Church of St Bartholomew's

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grimley, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2441 / 52°14'38"N

Longitude: -2.2412 / 2°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 383630

OS Northings: 260682

OS Grid: SO836606

Mapcode National: GBR 1FJ.B5Z

Mapcode Global: VH92F.3VJK

Plus Code: 9C4V6QV5+JG

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew's

Listing Date: 29 July 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151718

ID on this website: 101349352

Location: St Bartholomew's Church, Grimley, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR2

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Grimley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Grimley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Parish church. C12 origin, much rebuilt and altered; restored in 1886.
Part sandstone rubble, part sandstone ashlar, tiled roofs. West tower,
3-bay nave with north aisle, south porch, 2-bay chancel and north vestry.
Romanesque with Decorated and Perpendicular additions. West tower: C15
and much restored; 4 stages; 5 strings and diagonal buttresses with offsets.
West elevation has a 4-centred arched doorway and hood mould, and above, to
the second stage, is a 2-light window with hood mould and returns. The belfry
stage has paired, louvred, 2-light bell chamber openings and ogee hood moulds
with returns and carved finials. Gargoyles to top string beneath embattled
parapet. Nave: Partly rebuilt in C14; buttresses with offsets at bay
divisions; south elevation retains lower part of C12 buttress and indications
of blocked openings; three C14 2-light windows; aisle to north beneath cat-
slide roof and lit by three C19 2-light windows and a C19 cusped lancet at
the west end. South porch: late C19; Romanesque revival situated at west
end of nave beneath a lean-to roof; to left are steps leading to west gallery
set behind a double, intersecting arcade of round-headed arches with scalloped
capitals and moulded bases; at west end is a small round-headed window with
nookshafts of similar design to arcade. The porch projects to the right and
has a string course, round-headed archway and nookshafts with scalloped capitals
and moulded bases and a wrought iron gate. The carved details are designed to
match those of the C12 south doorway, its nookshafts now having renewed
scalloped capitals, and having a heavy roll moulding to its round archway.
Chancel: Rebuilt in C13; end buttresses with offsets; C15 3-light east
window; north and south elevations have 2 lancets, the west end lancet in
the north elevation opening into the vestry. North vestry: C19; paired,
pointed arched windows in north gable end with round-lobed quatrefoil light
above and a pointed arched, planked doorway in the east elevation. Interior:
Chancel arch, with hood mould and returns, rises from moulded corbels. Three
bay north arcade has columns with moulded caps and bases and 3 pointed arches.
C19 roofs. West gallery on 4 elaborately carved brackets; hatchments each
side. C19 chancel tiles and wrought iron altar rails. Octagonal font,
probably recut Romanesque original on new base. Late C19 carved stone pulpit.
Chancel has 2 early C19 wall memorials by Joseph Stephens; nave has 4 wall
memorials including a late C18 one by Stephens and Bott and an early C19 one
by W Stephens. Glass: two of the C14 nave windows contain some C15 glass.
(VCH: BoE).

Listing NGR: SO8363060682

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