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IoE Number: 134351
Photographer: Mr Brian F. Squires
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 10 January 1955
Date of last amendment: 10 January 1955
Grade II*

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MAISEMORECHURCH ROADSO 8021-81218/60Church of St. Giles10-1-55

MAISEMORE CHURCH ROAD SO 8021-8121 8/60 Church of St. Giles 10-1-55 GV II* Parish church. C15, early C16, 1844, 1869 by Fulljames and Waller. Coursed, squared lias with ashlar dressings, ashlar to porch, stone slate roof. Four-bay nave, north aisle, west tower, south porch, chancel, vestry. South facade: 3-stage tower, moulded top to plinth, diagonal buttresses, moulded string courses. Second stage 2-light reticulated-tracery window, similar third with stone louvres; upper part third stage ashlar; crenellated parapet, string below with 2 gargoyles, moulded rib up corner: pyramid roof with iron weathervane. Nave: square-set end and intermediate buttresses, 3-light C19 reticulated-tracery windows, eastern Perpendicular. Plain projecting eaves. Porch in second bay, plinth, diagonal corner buttresses, moulded door surround, 4- centre arch, hoodmould: half-glazed doors 1972. C19 statue over in original niche with hoodmould, sundial above: parapet gable, cross-gablet apex with cross lacking top member. Two-light window in returns, moulded wooden eaves. Chancel slightly set back from nave: plinth, 2-light reticulated-tracery window, square-set corner buttress. Parapet gables to nave and chancel, cross-gablet apices with stone crosses, additional gablet foot of chancel slope. East end 3-light Geometric-tracery window, floriate stops to hoodmould. North elevation, chancel as south; vestry projects, plinth, boarded door and cinquefoil-headed lancet left return: 2- light window with hoodmould north face, parapet gable over, with stump of chimney at apex, stone offsets. Aisle projects on right; plinth, end and centre square-set buttresses, 4 windows, left 3- light Perpendicular tracery, rest 2-light reticulated. Parapet gables with cross-gable apices and stone crosses, stump of chimney on bottom of west gable. Tower, as south side, but window only in third stage: 3 lancets below for stairs. West face: 3-light window with hoodmould to aisle, tower as south, but boarded door with arched, moulded stone surround, 2-light window above offset to right, Decorated tracery, hoodmould. Second stage blank, third as south. Interior: porch arch-braced collar-rafter roof, inserted plastered barrel vault since removed. Nave: octagonal piers with moulded capitals, hoodmould to arches; wide C19 chancel arch with corbelled inner section; iron railing on stone base below. Swelling capitals as at Ashleworth to tower arch. Open, hammer- beam roof trusses, rising from stone corbels, with intermediate half trusses; 2 pairs purlins, wind braces to upper, square ridge piece, exposed rafters. North aisle roof arch-braced collar trusses, one pair purlins with wind braces. Three-bay chancel, dado panelling and reredos as War Memorial; arch-braced collar trusses with short king-post, one pair purlins, painted decoration to chamfers on wallplate and braces. Semi-octagonal wooden Jacobean pulpit, corner columns and strapwork, on stone base: probably C18 hour-glass stand. Octagonal stone front, said to be cut down in C15 from Norman one, on C19 stone base; early C18 wooden cover. George III royal arms over south door. Wheeler wall monument in aisle, with scrolls, cherub and broken pediment, 1680; marble wall monuments to W. Pembruge, 1738, Pitt, 1784: 3 late C17 wall monuments in nave. Chancel restored 1844, further extensive restoration 1869 when north aisle added and gallery removed; no medieval window tracery left in nave or chancel. (D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970; Kelly's Gloucestershire Directory, 1897)

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