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Church Of The Holy Rood

Hob Uid: 117258
Location :
Gloucestershire
Cotswold
Daglingworth
Grid Ref : SO9933904984
Summary : Holy Rood Church mainly dates from 950-1100 AD. Parish church, 11th and 15th century, heavily restored 1845-50. Nave and south porch: limestone rubble with dressed stone quoins. Chancel, north aisle and vestry: coursed squared and dressed limestone. Tower: ashlar. Stone slate roof with a coursed squared and dressed limestone stack. Nave with south porch, north aisle and west tower, chancel. The nave has long and short work rebated to give the appearance of a pilaster, at each corner (except the north west). A Roman inscribed stone is present in the vestry.
More information : (SO 99340498) Holy Rood Church (NAT) (1)

Holy Rood Church is of Anglo-Saxon origin, dating from the
period 950-1100 AD. Saxon features include long-and-short quoins
and the south doorway, above which is a very fine Saxon sun-dial. The
15th century south porch is built with re-used Saxon stones from the
west door of the name, and the 19th century restored chancel
also contains much of the old material. A Saxon crucifix in
the exterior east end of the chancel is said to be in its pre-1845
position. Three carved stones, now built into the interior walls
of the nave and north aisle are dated by the Taylors to possibly
early 11th century, but Verey places them as not earlier than
circa 1050 AD. A blocked window in the south wall of the nave is
more probably early Norman than Saxon. A Roman dedication slab
in the vestry wall is inscribed to the Mother-goddess and was
formerly in the east wall of the Saxon chancel. It has two lancet
like window lights cut through it (see also SO 90 SE 4).
Church of the Holy Rood, Grade A. (2-5)

The Saxon remains are as described by HM & J Taylor (2) except
that the crucifix in the exterior east end of the chancel
could not be found. Within the church are four carved stones, three
of which appear in a framed drawing in the south porch where the
stones are described as having been found "among the ruins of
Daglingworth Priory" (see SO 90 SE 6). The blocked window in the
south wall of the nave is of Norman date. The Roman dedication
slab is inserted upside down in the exterior north wall of the
vestry. It originally bore the inscription DEA MATRIBUS ET
GENIO LOCI: most of the lettering was lost when two lights were
cut into the slab in 1850 (a). (6)

The crucifixion panel fragments are late 10th-early 11th century, while the impost fragments are 11th century Saxon. The sundial above the south doorway but now inside the porch, is 11th century, It shows the four 3-hour tides dividing the day, each marked with a terminal cross. A shorter, 5th line is incorporated within the first tide, and probably represents the begining of the morning tide at 7.30anm, the `daeg mael' or day's marker. (7)



Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1960
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Source Number : 2
Source : Anglo-Saxon architecture : volume 1
Source details :
Page(s) : 187-90
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Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 3
Source : Gloucestershire : the Cotswolds
Source details :
Page(s) : 205-6
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Vol(s) : 1970
Source Number : 4
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone : epigraphic indexes
Source details :
Page(s) : 130,39
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Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Cirencester R D Aug 1949 18
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 30-SEP-77
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Church guide board.
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Source : Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture: Vol.X, The Western Midlands
Source details : See also plate 491
Page(s) : 155-161,273
Figs. : 22,31,32
Plates : 100-122
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Inscribed Stone
Evidence : Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C11
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 1011
Monument Type : Architectural Fragment
Evidence : Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Later C10-11
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 950
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Late C10-early C11
Monument End Date : 1032
Monument Start Date : 967
Monument Type : Carved Stone
Evidence : Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C11
Monument End Date : 1100
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C15
Monument End Date : 1500
Monument Start Date : 1401
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1844-50
Monument End Date : 1850
Monument Start Date : 1844
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 131182
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1090207
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 90 SE 9
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 90 SE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-09-30
End Date : 1977-09-30