St Andrew, Hampton, Worcestershire

Feature Sets (3)

Description

Late medieval church, with aisleless nave, central tower and chancel. Plain font, of uncertain date. There are some Romanesque carved fragments built into the interior nave walls.

History

In 1086 Hampton was held by Evesham Abbey. The church was a chapel of Evesham until the Dissolution.

Features

Interior Features

Interior Decoration

Miscellaneous

Carved stones

Five carved stones are set into the nave walls, three in the N wall and one each in the S and W walls. They are all rectangular in shape, ranging from between 0.33 m and 0.38 m in length, and carved with one row of lateral chevrons, emphasized by reeding and with pellets between the points.

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

Plain, conical, with repairs at the rim, on a square plinth with rectangular lower section.

Comments/Opinions

The reset fragments closely resemble a stone, also with straight edges, in Evesham Museum. They could have come from a string course. (Neither the reset fragments nor the font is recorded in Pevsner.)

Bibliography

  • The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.II. London 1906, 404-08.

  • N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 183.

Location

Site Location
Hampton
National Grid Reference
SP 029 431 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Worcestershire
now: Worcestershire
Diocese
medieval: Worcester
now: Worcester
Dedication
now: St Andrew
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
G. L. Pearson