Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1035112

Date first listed: 05-Dec-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Feb-1990



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County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick (District Authority)

Parish: Lapworth

National Grid Reference: SP 16990 72811


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LAPWORTH GLASSHOUSE LANE SP17SE (East side) Packwood 1/28 Church of Saint Giles 05/12/49 (Formerly listed as Packwood Church, Glasshouse Lane, Packwood, in the Urban District of Solihull) 6V II* Church. Nave and chancel of c.1300; tower of c.1500; north transept of c.1704; C19 vestry and organ bay. Squared random coursed stone; brick to north transpet; C20 plain-tile roofs to nave, chancel and transept; roof of tower not visible. 2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave, single-bay. North transept and west tower. Timber-framed on stone plinth to left of centre of nave. 2-centre arched doorway with ribbed wood door. Lancets with trefoil heads to left, and to right of centre of nave. Y-tracery window to right of nave. Blocked 2-centre arched doorway to left of centre of chancel. Lancet with trefoil head to left of chancel. Y-tracery window to right of chancel. East end of chancel: 3-light intersecting tracery window. North side: Y-tracery window to left of chancel. Cusped lancets to organ bay at right of chancel. Round-headed 3-light Intersecting tracery window to end of North transept. Irregular C19 fenestration to vestry at left of nave. Lancet with trefoil head to right of nave. Tower: west side; 4-centre arched doorway with carved spandrels and hood mould. 3-light Perpendicular tracery window above. Single-light glazed rectangular opening to each side of ringers chamber. Stair turret projects to south, with sundial. Battlemented parapet. Interior: 2-bay Queen-post roof with wind braces to chancel. Cusped piscina to right of altar. Some medieval glass fragments to side windows of chancel. C18 altar rail with wood baluster balustrade. C15 chancel screen with lancet-openings to top. C19 choir stalls. 2-centre chancel arch. 3-bay collar-truss roof to nave. C19 wood pulpit, and pews. C19 octagonal stone pillar supportingprobably C13 round stone font. 2-centre arch to tower. Round arch to transept with C17 transept screen. Memorials to Featherston family of Packwood Hall. Medieval wall paintings above chancel arch. History: tower built at the expense of Nicholas Brome, Lord of Baddesley Clinton manor, who discovered his wife being "chucked under the chin" by the parish priest and murdered him. In atonement he financed the tower at Packwood and at Baddesley Clinton churches. The transept was built for the Featherston family of Packwood House. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire 1966, p370; H.H. Fox: A New Guide to Packwood Church: guide book: 1985) [ 33]

Listing NGR: SP1699072811


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Legacy System number: 308291

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Fox, H H , A New Guide to Packwood Church Warwickshire, (1985)
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 370

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