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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1221790



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Aug-1960

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 413694

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SWELL B 4077 (UPPER SWELL) SP 12 NE (north side) 3/118 Church of St Mary 25.8.60 GV I

Parish church. C12 origins and fabric. Early C13 chancel; C15 and early C16 remodelling of nave. Chancel rubble built, the rest largely ashlar on a plinth; Cotswold stone roof, coped gable. Plain rectangular 3-bay nave with 2 bay chancel and gabled south porch; bellcote (2 bells) to west gable. Round head lancets to chancel, lowside window to south; 3-light lancet type east window; nave has 3-light flat head c.1500 window to south with moulded surround and label. Early C15 porch with diagonal buttresses and original trussed rafter roof shelters Norman doorway with chevron outer order and flat, keeled roll, tympanum (defaced), volute caps to nook shafts. Interior: Arch braced collar trusses to nave C15; plastered walls with wall shafts (?); Norman chancel arch with outer order of hollow chevron and inner order on scalloped corbel caps. Pillar piscina to chancel linked to sedile, aumbry in east wall; east window (restored?) with rere-arcade and Purbeck shafts. Marble wall monument to the Rev Henry Brown, died 1795, by C Peart of London, oval cartouche with urn and drapes. Font: Octagonal C15 chalice type with tracery panelling. BOE(Verey) : Gloucestershire, The Cotswold (1970)

Listing NGR: SP1768126844

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SP 17683 26842


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