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Whitson Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitson, Newport, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5464 / 51°32'47"N

Longitude: -2.8944 / 2°53'39"W

OS Eastings: 338073

OS Northings: 183439

OS Grid: ST380834

Mapcode National: GBR JB.FSRC

Mapcode Global: VH7BM.SD6C

Plus Code: 9C3VG4W4+H6

Entry Name: Whitson Church

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 31 October 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2943

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In churchyard reached by drive approximately 300m E of junction with Whitson Common Road.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Goldcliff

Community: Goldcliff

Locality: Whitson

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Medieval church with C12 origins, later medieval tower, C19 porch, and restoration. Nave, chancel, S porch, W tower.

Exterior

Yellow-brown stone (but some red stone dressings and quoins to tower), stone tile and slate roofs. Nave and porch have stone tiled roofs laid in diminishing courses; C19 porch doorway, nave doorway Norman with flanking shafts with foliage capitals. To L of porch, C19 window of 2 cusped lights, similar 3-light window to R. Buttress and chimney between nave and chancel which has small and larger C19 windows. East window is 3-light C19 Decorated/Perpendicular. N side of nave has 2- and 3-light windows as S. Tower has NE polygonal stair turret with conical stone roof; top stage has windows of 2 cusped lights under hoodmoulds; W face of tower has 2-light Perpendicular style window, and arched doorway.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as church with much surviving medieval fabric.

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