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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: 1055078



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Church Pulverbatch

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Jun-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259322

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8/21 Church of St Edith - 13.6.58 GV II*

Parish church. Medieval or earlier origins, re-built 1853 except for west tower of 1773. Uncoursed conglomerate rubble with ashlar dressings, plain tile roofs. Nave and chancel in one, west tower, north aisle and south porch. Tower: Classical style; 3 unequal stages with chamfered rusticated quoins, parapet with urns to corners above a corbelled moulded cornice; 4 round-headed windows with Y-tracery to top belfry, second stage has oculus with 4 raised keystones above west window also with raised keystones (stone slab beneath records names of rector and churchwardens responsible for building of tower); west door in Gibbs surround, now blocked and with 3-light mullion window inserted; stone clock with painted numerals to second stage on south side probably also 1773, round-headed door below with raised keystone and imposts, approached by 2 flights of stone steps from ground. Nave: 3 bays, 2-light Gothic style windows with gabled stone porch projecting from first bay to west on south. Chancel: with pointed south door and highly cusped lancet to east has a Gothic style east window of 3 stepped lights with cusped trefoils and cinquefoils above. Gabled north aisle runs almost whole length of nave and chancel; 2 widely spaced Gothic style windows on north with pointed doorway to north-east corner, 2-light windows to east and west ends. Interior: plain mid- to late C19 appearance; arch-braced roof in 5 bays, west gallery lit by semi-circular window contemporary with tower, 3-bay north arcade with pointed arches and circular piers; box pews and plain, probably mid-C19 octagonal font. No monuments of note. The church is set in an elevated circular graveyard, suggestive of an early origin, and commands extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Graded II* on account of west tower. B.o.E., p.100; D.H;s. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 6 (1903), p.474.

Listing NGR: SJ4299202921

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 474
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 100

National Grid Reference: SJ 42992 02921


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