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East Staffordshire (District Authority)
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SK 02390 35836



2/131 Church of All Saints 12/1/66


Parish Church. Rebuilt 1846 incorporating part of the medieval tower. By Thomas Johnson of Lichfield. Ashlar; slate roofs with coped verges. Cruciform plan; crossing tower, 5-bay nave and aisles with south porch, 3 bay chancel, 2-bay transepts; early C14 Decorated style. Crossing tower: The 2 upper stages are visible above the roofs, the lower of these has a slim ogee-headed loop to each face, pointed belfry openings of 2 trefoil-headed lights with a single reticulation over, and hood mould; crenellated parapet. Nave and aisles: Transomed windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil over, 5-light west window with Decorated tracery; pointed west door with hood mould terminating in heads; paired niches to gable with crocheted hoods; coped parapet and diagonal buttresses to west end. Chancel: 3-light windows to north and south, and 5-light east window; empty niche to gable with crocketed hood. Transepts: Windows of 3 trefoil-headed lights, those to north and south gables have 5 lights; angle buttresses. Interior: Nave arcade has cruciform piers with canted lobes and sunken chamfers; pointed arches with sunken chamfers; tall, pointed roll and fillet moulded crossing arches, all with hood moulds terminating in heads to interior; scissor braced nave roof with 2 pairs of purlins and ridge piece and posts springing from stone corbels, supporting the principals; rib vaulted chancel and crossing, the chancel has foliated bosses and transverse and diagonal ribs springing from foliated corbels, the crossing has diagonal ribs dying away into the corners and a central circular opening for the bell ropes; highly decorative chancel floor tiles attributed to Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Fittings: Quatrefoil plan font by H. Jeavons;pewter eagle lectern, octagonal stone pulpit with trefoil-headed panelling to sides. Monuments: Alabaster chest tomb of Sir John Ashenhurst d.1520, reclining figures of Sir John and his wife, the former in plate armour with a lion at his feet, panelled sides with pairs of figures under twin crocketed ogee canopies; marble aedicule to the Rev. Ashenhurst d.1704, with Ionic pilasters and open top pediment contain- ing coat of arms; marble aedicule to Elizabeth Whitehall, C18 with panelled pilasters and open top pediment containing coat of arms. Stained glass: East window by William Wailes, south-east and north- east chancel windows contain medieval glass, 2 windows in north aisle, 1862 and 1868 by C.A. Gibbs of Bedford Square, William Morris and Sir Edward Burne-Jones were responsible for the West window 1874, the west windows of the aisles, 1890, the east window of the South aisle, 1913. B.O.E. p.173-4.

Listing NGR: SK0239035836


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 173-4


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: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06735/01
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