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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Ellesmere Rural
National Grid Reference:
SJ 36406 33146


ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. WELSH FRANKTON SJ 33 SE 8/175 Church of St. Andrew - - II Chapel-of-ease, now parish church. 1857-8 by Edward Haycock on site of chapel of 1835; later additions and alterations. Rock-faced sandstone ashlar with plain ashlar dressings plus banded stonework to tower; machine tile roofs with coped verges and stone crosses to gables. Nave; chancel; south-west tower; north-east vestry/organ chamber. Early Decorated style. Tower. In 3 stages with gabled angle buttresses to bottom 2 stages and broached spire (1863). Belfry has 2-light slate-louvred cusped lancets with sexfoils above except for west side, which has single cusped lancet with trefoil above;hoodmoulds and head-stops. Second stage has paired recessed lancets with shouldered heads under segmental-pointed arch to south and east faces. Splayed external stair turret to south-west corner. Spire has ornamental gabled lucarnes and plain iron or bronze cross to top. Porch within tower has outer doorway on south side with moulded segmental- pointed arch and foliated label-stops, approached by flight of 14 steps with half-landing; multi-stepped ramped gabled sides. Ribbed vault in 3 bays with hollow-moulded inner doorway. Nave: south side buttressed in 2 bays (including tower) with trefoil-headed paired lancets linked by continuous hoodmould with foliated label-stops, left window with quatrefoil above and right with trefoil above. Chamfered plinth. West end has central gabled buttress with broad trefoil-headed lancet to each side; foliated label- stops. Cusped trefoil also with foliated label-stops above buttress. North side buttressed in 4 bays has broad trefoil-headed lancets with quatrefoils above to 3 west bays linked by continuous hoodmould with foliated label- stop to left and head-stop to right. Chancel: south side has 2 closely spaced 2-light lancets with quatrefoils above in west bay linked by continuous hoodmould with foliated label-stops; single cusped lancet with trefoil above in east bay. Continuous stepped moulded cill band. 3-light east window with foliated label-stops and single-light cusped lancet with trefoil and head-stops above on north. Gabled vestry/organ chamber, enlarged in 1871 and again in 1898 has paired trefoil-headed lancets to north wall and rectangular stack to north-west corner. Doorway with shouldered head in angle with chancel on east side. Interior. Double-purlin roof in 4 bays to nave with arch-braced upper and lower collars and king-posts. Double-chamfered pointed chancel arch has corbelled responds with stiff-leaf foliage decoration. Curved trussed rafter roof with scissor bracing to chancel. Pointed double- chamfered arch to vestry/organ chamber. Raised sanctuary and chancel separated from nave by low stone screen beneath chancel arch with encaustic tile decoration and flight of 5 steps to centre. Stone pulpit built in on north side has blind Gothic tracery patterns. Fittings and furnishings 1857-8 or later including octagonal font with miniature cusped gables to base. Painted legends over north nave windows. Geometrically-patterned marble reredos donated by first incumbent, Oswald Moseley Feilden in 1870. Late C19 and early C20 stained glass in several windows including east window (1924) in memory of Revd. Feilden, who died in that year. Monument. Alabaster memorial to west wall of nave and stained glass in windows above commemorate Charles Edward Kynaston of Hardwick Hall (q.v.), died 1903. The parish of Welsh Frankton was created in 1865 from parts of those of Ellesmere and Whittington. B.O.E. p. 132; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 9 (1908), p. 835.

Listing NGR: SJ3640633146


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Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 835
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 132


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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