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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: 1056050



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Loppington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 260496

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LOPPINGTON C.P. LOPPINGTON SJ 4629-4729 15/41 Church of St. Michael - 28.10.60 GV I

Parish church. C14 and late C15, partly rebuilt mid-C17 and early C18; restored 1870. Regularly coursed and dressed yellow and red sandstone; plain tile roofs with coped verges and ornamental cresting. Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle and porch. Tower: late C15 in 3 stages with diagonal buttresses andd slightly projecting north-east rectangular stair turret. Embattled parapet with gargoyles to 3 corners encloses pyramidal roof with ornamental brass weathercock. Two-light trefoil- headed openings to belfry with small lancet to second stage on south; west window of 3 cusped lights with panel tracery above. Segmental- headed west doorway has hoodmould and nail-studded door. Vaulted canopy for former statue has bracket beneath to string course of second stage, which is carved with a female figure holding a shield with a cross upon it. Nave: north side buttressed in 2 unequal bays with heavily restored 2-light C14 window immediately to west of buttress and pointed triple- chamfered C14 doorway reused when this section of wall was rebuilt in mid-C17; section to east rebuilt 1716: see datestone inscribed "EDWARD KYNASTON/SAMUEL HAMPTON/CHURCHWARDENS/1716". C15 south aisle buttressed in 3 bays has 2 broad 3-light windows with 4-centred arches on south and one on west with a similar window of 4 lights to east; all have head stops, that to west on south with 2 heads to one stop. Timber framed porch in west bay dated 1656 with name of Nicholas Dickin, churchwarden, in raised lettering to lintel, considerably restored with sandstone ashlar side walls. Heavily restored C15 south doorway has a 4-centred arch under a square label with spandrels; massive nail-studded double doors and a C18 royal coat-of-arms above on outside. Short one-bay chancel has C15 window on south, similar to those in aisle, and a contemporary narrow doorway with 2-centred arch to west. Restored 2-light trefoil- headed window on north with armorial shield to apex and east window of 3 lights with reticulated tracery, hoodmould and head stops. Interior: pointed tower arch with moulded capitals C15 but chancel arch with corbelled responds and carved heads is C19. Three-bay C15 south arcade with C19 round-arched, and octagonal piers replacing oak columns inserted after damage in Civil War. Main feature is mid-C17 arch-braced collar-beam roof to nave: carved pendant knobs, single tiers of ogee-curved windbraces and miniature hammerbeams, which have shields bearing arms of local families except to north-west, which has carved grotesque face. Similar but less elaborate roof to aisle. Late C19 octagonal font but large basin nearby is probably medieval. Panelled pulpit is probably early C18 and some contemporary panelling has been reused in C19 pews and organ gallery. C17 oak chest in front of north door and C19 board recording benefactions of Mary Griffiths of Woodgate (q.v.) to parish. Late C19 stained glass in various windows throughout. Monuments: C18 and C19 wall tablets and memorials to various members of local families throughout church; C18 funerary hatchments in chancel (north wall) and aisle (south wall). The church was granted to Wombridge Priory (Herefs) c.1190. In 1643 it was held by Parliamentarian forces but was subsequently stormed and taken by the Royalists, considerable damage being caused in the process. B.O.E., pp.174-5; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 9 (1908), pp.760-62.

Listing NGR: SJ4716029275

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , The Churches of Shrewsbury, (1894-1908), 760-62
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958)

National Grid Reference: SJ 47162 29276


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