Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1100682

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1958



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County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Chaddesley Corbett

National Grid Reference: SO 89130 73595


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CHADDESLEY CORBETT CP VILLAGE STREET (west side) SO 8873 - 8973 14/57 Church of St Cassian 25.2.58 GV I Parish church. C12, extended late C13 and C14; tower and spire rebuilt 1778-1779 by James Rose, restored 1863-4 by William Butterfield. Sandstone ashlar with tile roofs. West tower with spire, 1778-9; C12 nave, C14 north and south aisles; C14 chancel, C13 north chapel. Tower: four stages capped by an octagonal stone spire, with two levels of windows, the upper windows each have a pair of 2-centred lights. The tower windows have two lights under a 2-centred head. Crenellated parapet above moulded cornice, offsets to each stage, angle buttresses. Third stage windows of two lights under 2-centred heads; second stage with circular window in quatrefoil recess. First stage with 2-light window under 2-centred head. Ground floor on west side has a 3-light C19 window under 2-centred head in place of door, entrance now in south wall under 2-centred head of two moulded orders. South aisle: crenellated parapet, diagonal buttresses with C18 flying buttress to right of centre. Three windows: three cinquefoiled lights under segmental pointed heads. Behind flying buttress is an ogee-headed burial niche with crocketted canopy; east window extended C14 of three lights, the outer two trefoiled, the central light cinquefoiled, under a 2-centred head. North aisle: four bays, three to left each have a C19 window of two trefoiled lights under 2-centred heads. Right hand bay has a C12 doorway with semi-circular head of two enriched orders and engaged respond shafts with scalloped capitals. West window of three trefoiled lights under 2-centred head. C13 north chapel is of three bays defined by heavily restored stepped buttresses. Windows each of two lights under 2-centred heads set in hollow moulded reveals. East window rises above C19 vestry and has three lights under a 2-centred head. C14 chancel is a fine example of Decorated style. South wall of three windows: to left of three lights, two trefoiled, the central one cinquefoiled, below a 2-centred head. To right similar but quatrefoil central light. Central window has three trefoiled lights, over an ogee-headed doorway. East window: five trefoiled lights with reticulated tracery under 2-centred head. Interior: nave: late C12 south arcade of three bays, columns with scalloped capitals, 2-centred arches of two plain orders. North arcade: mostly early C12, four bays, columns support semi-circular arches, save that to west end which is similar to south arcade. Tall tower arch, 2-centred of two chamfered orders, mostly obscured by mid-C20 organ loft. Chancel arch: segmental pointed arch of two chamfered orders, the inner dying into the responds; north arcade of two bays with octagonal pier supporting 2-centred arches with two orders of hollow chamfers. Three-seat sedillia with ogee heads to south wall and a piscina with nodding ogee head. Roofs: nave: eight bays, restored C19; trusses have arch-braces and a pair of raking struts above elaborately cusped; north aisle lean-to roof C19 of five bays; chancel: C19 barrel vault. Fittings: south aisle: C13 recumbent stone effigy of knight; nave: C12 Hereford school font of goblet form with interlaced knop and four dragons to bowl, pulpit by Butterfield; chancel memorial brass (now wall mounted) to Thomas Forrest died 1511, and his wife Margaret; north chapel, under arcade a C13 recumbent stone effigy of a priest; in chapel on north wall: tablet to Lady Mary Yate (daughter of Humphrey Packington) died 1696, flanked by Doric pilasters with entablature, floral panel below, surmounted by armorial bearings; also tablet to Humphrey Packington, died 1631, in black and white marble, Ionic columns to broken segmental pediment; wall memorial to Dame Ann Audeley, (daughter of Humphrey Packington) died 1642, has eared archi- trave to inscription flanked by consoles; south-west corner wall tablet to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Holt of Aston, died 1647, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature. (VCH, 3, pp 40-41; BoE, pp 116-7; Roper, J S: A History of St Cassian's Church, Chaddesley Corbett, 1978 (second edition): Colvin, Howard: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, 1978, p 706; Thompson, Paul: William Butterfield, 1971, pp 133, 264, 266, 418, 445, 480).

Listing NGR: SO8913073596


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Legacy System number: 157044

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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 706
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1913), 40 41
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 116 117
Roper, J S , A History of St Cassianns Church Chaddesley Corbett, (1978)
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 133 264
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 266 418
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 445 480

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