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Statutory Address:

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

Lichfield (District Authority)
Wigginton and Hopwas
National Grid Reference:
SK 17568 05093



4/79 Church of St. Chad


Chapel-of-ease. 1881. By John Douglas. Red brick, timber framed in the upper parts; plain tile roofs, shingled spirelet. 5-bay nave, single-bay chancel, the 2 parts are linked by a central tower with south vestry and north annexe accommodating the organ. Nave: north and south sides have timber window frames of 3 and 4 cusped ogee headed lights, and timber framing of closely spaced studs. 2 pointed west windows of late C14 Perpendicular type with linked returned hood moulds; 2-light window above with square head and straight hood mould. Pointed south door with ashlar surround and moulded arch; gabled south porch with pointed opening and king-post roof. Tower: 2 stages, single- storey vestry and organ annexe with lean-to roofs and rectangular loops, door to west end of vestry; the upper stage has rectangular panel framing and tension braces; gabled stair turret on south side. Chancel: 5- light east window with Perpendicular tracery and a square head; 2-light windows to north and south also with Perpendicular tracery. Exposed collar and tie beam roof truss with king strut and diagonal tracing. Interior: the tower has brick east and west arches with quarter roll and fillet mouldings. The nave has arch braced collar roof trusses complete with wall posts from which the braces spring, and king posts above the collar. The tower is ceiled by a network of beams and a plank floor; segmental pointed arch to the north giving access to the organ, and a pointed vestry door to the south; 8-bay blind arcade above door level to the south. North and south chancel windows have segmental pointed rere-arches. Fittings: octagonal stone font. Full set of contemporary pews. Good wooden pulpit with stone base and steps, and open cusped arches. Other contemporary woodwork includes a lectern, benches with poppyheads, and a good wooden altar rail with traceried panels. Stained glass: good east window or 1890 depicting scenes from the life of Christ. B.o.E. p. 151.

Listing NGR: SK1756805093


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 151


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

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Date: 30 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01321/21
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