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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1024351



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

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Compton Wynyates

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Sep-1981

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 305837

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COMPTON WYNYATES SP34SW 3/74 Parish Church (dedication 22/09/81 unknown)


Church. Nearly entirely rebuilt c.1665. Ashlar ironstone. Stone plinth. Steeply pitched M-shaped roof: Stone slate to diminishing courses to front and C20 tile to rear. Stone coped gables. Double-nave and west tower plan. 2 round-headed east windows of 3 lights with cusped heads and hood moulds with lozenge shaped label stops. North and south sides of naves each have two 4-light windows with cusped heads, hood moulds and label stops. Buttresses between. South doorway has stone surround with alternating rustication. Plank door. West tower. 3 stages. Pointed arched 2-light windows with Y tracery, hood moulds and label stops to belfry. Embattled parapet with gargoyles. String courses. Angle buttresses. Interior: the 2 naves are separated by a 4-bay arcade with quatrefoil piers. Renewed roofs. 3-sided C18 communion rail. Pulpit with ogee sounding board c.1720. C18 box pews. Stone font with oval bowl, baluster stem and wooden cover probably late C17. Set of 17 hatchments. A number of damaged C15,alabaster effigies of the Conpton family including a lady C15, Sir Thomas Compton d.1528, Knight late C16, 2 ladies late C16. Marble wall tablet to Sir William Compton d.1663. Vases in broken segmental pediment. Brass floor plaque to Sir William Compton dated 1663. Fragments of original painted plaster ceiling exhibited on west wall include representations of night and day. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.242; Guidebook to Compton Wynyates, p.21; V.C.H.; Warwickshire, Vol.V, pp.60-67).

Listing NGR: SP3300841929

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Guidebook to Compton Wynyates21
Doubleday, AH, Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1949), 60-67
Pevsner, N, Wedgewood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1981), 242

National Grid Reference: SP 33008 41926


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