FORMER CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1387033
Date first listed:
11-Feb-1965
Statutory Address:
FORMER CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, CHURCH WALK

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, CHURCH WALK

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

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Wychavon (District Authority)
Parish:
Pershore
National Grid Reference:
SO 94832 45826

Details

PERSHORE

SO9445 CHURCH WALK 648-1/5/97 (East side) 11/02/65 Former Church of St Andrew

GV II*

Church, now used as parish hall. Late-C12 nave and N arcade; C15 chancel, S aisle and tower; C18 porch; internal re-ordering mid-C20. Limestone with brick porch. Plain tile roof with stone coping. PLAN: chancel, 5-bay nave with N and S aisles, S porch, and 2-stage W tower. EXTERIOR: chancel has single-light E window and, to S, 2-light cusped windows under square-headed hoodmould. North aisle: a NE extension has 2-light mullioned window with leaded quarries, and deep moulded parapet; 2 windows with renewed Perpendicular tracery and 2 pointed-arched windows, one of 2 trefoil-headed lights; pointed-arched N door with replacement door; moulded plinth and eaves course. South aisle: 2- and 3-light square-headed windows with hoodmoulds and Perpendicular tracery; moulded plinth course; buttresses with offsets. Dentilled gable to brick S porch. West end of N aisle has large 3-light window with geometrical tracery. West tower: embattled and with corner gargoyles; offset buttresses incorporating grotesques; moulded string courses at parapet, first-stage, and plinth level; projecting stair tower on N; ringing chamber has ogee-headed openings each with three louvred trefoil-headed lights; Perpendicular 4-light W window with deep splay and hoodmould; other chamber and stair lights; remodelled 4-centred-arched S tower door; defaced niche in S wall. INTERIOR: transitional N arcade has round piers with stylised leaf capitals and single-chamfered arches; Perpendicular S arcade, now blocked off, has octagonal piers and castellated capitals (it originally incorporated a former S transept and encroached on the nave leaving this narrower than chancel); 4-centre-arch with moulded surround to N wall of chancel; Perpendicular tower arch of 4 orders. Waggon roofs to chancel and nave; principal rafters and heavy-scantling chamfered purlins to N aisle; tie-beams, struts, heaily-moulded ridge-beam and purlins to S aisle. FITTINGS: include crocketed niche with angel corbel and small piscina at E end of N aisle; and royal arms over former chancel arch (now blocked). The interior was divided mid-C20 to form a series of rooms on



2 levels with staircase inserted at W end. (BoE: Worcestershire: Harmondsworth: 1968-).



Listing NGR: SO9482945824

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
474449
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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