Church Of St Alkmund

14 Mar 2006
Church Of St Alkmund, St Alkmond's Place, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury And Atcham, Shropshire, SY1 1UJ
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Church Of St Alkmund, St Alkmond's Square, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury And Atcham, Shropshire, SY1 1UJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SJ4912SW ST ALKMOND'S PLACE 653-1/15/522 Church of St Alkmund 10/01/53 (Formerly Listed as: ST ALKMOND'S SQUARE Church of St Alkmund)


Parish church. 1794-5 incorporating C15 tower. John Carline and Tilley. White sandstone with leaded roofs. West tower and spire, nave with lean-to aisles, and short chancel. EXTERIOR: 4-stage west tower of coursed and squared rubble with Perpendicular west door with square hoodmould flanked by ogee niches. 4-light window over, and bell chamber opening of 3-lights. Pierced tracery to parapet, angle buttresses terminating in pinnacles. Spire with lucarnes. Ashlar to aisles, divided into 6 bays by thin pilaster buttresses with recessed panelling. Windows mostly of c1900, Decorated style, with stone tracery, but west windows have cast-iron tracery which dates from 1795. Cast-iron tracery in east window. Small porch with clustered columns carrying flat entablature in NE angle over Early English-style doorway. INTERIOR: a single space with a very short chancel behind chamfered arch carried on corbels. High chamfered west tower arch with abaci continuing as string course over west wall is the only visible fabric of medieval church. Flat panelled ceiling with main beams carried on wall posts on corbels. Pews said to date from 1795, but panelling and ceiling along with organ and screen to NE and screen to SE chapel are c1900. STAINED GLASS: 2 panels in north aisle, early C20. East window, Our Lady Queen of Heaven by Francis Eginton, 1795, a painting on glass. MEMORIALS: N aisle: Thomas and Mary Jones, 1715. Marble urn in pedimented surround with swags and putti etc; Sir Thomas Jones, 1702, by James Paget, an inscribed panel surmounted by broken pediment on Corinthian shafts flanked by foliate scrolls. Various simpler marble slabs in E and S wall of S aisle, and 3 re-sited brass figures of c1500, mounted on a board. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire: Harmondsworth: 1958-).

Listing NGR: SJ4927112487


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0092 IOE Records taken by Cyril Baldwin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Cyril Baldwin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Baldwin, Cyril

Rights Holder: Baldwin, Cyril


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