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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: 1191405



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

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Blore with Swinscoe

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

Grade: I

Date first listed: 03-Jan-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 275060

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BLORE WITH SWINSCOE C.P. BLORE SK 14 NW 5/64 Church of St. Bartholomew 3/1/67 GV I Parish Church. Probably a C13 shell remodelled in the early'Cl6. Coursed and squared limestone and sandstone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; lead covered roofs. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch and north aisle, single-bay chancel and north chapel. West tower: 3 stages with belfry band and moulded parapet string and crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles; pointed west window with cusped Y-tracery and hollow chamfered surround, single-light loops to second stage, belfry openings are pointed with cusped Y-tracery; mutilated corner gargoyles at belfry and parapet levels. Nave: square-headed windows of three 3-centred arch lights with hollow chamfered mullions, the westernmost window is pointed with 2 trefoil arch lights and quatrefoil over, hollowed surround and hollow chamfered mullion; blocked door below central window, porch with pointed opening and pine gate. North aisle: square-headed windows of three 4-centred lights, the easternmost window has 3 cinquefoil- headed lights beneath a 3-centred head, and a hollow chamfered surround. Chancel: the south window has 2 lights with 4-centred heads and a hollow chamfered mullion, the east window has an almost semi-circular head with 4 cinquefoil-headed lights and cusped intersecting tracery incorporating quatrefoils. North chapel: the north side has a square-headed window to the west with two 4-centred lights and a hollow chamfered surround, a pointed window to the east with a hollow chamfered surround and cusped Y-tracery incorporating a quatrefoil and a blocked pointed doorway to the centre; the east window has a roughly 4-centred head with 3 cinquefoil arch lights. Interior: the north arcade has 2 double-chamfered pointed arches and central octagonal pier with moulded capital; pointed and double chamfered chancel arch springing from engaged semi-octagonal columns; pointed and double chamfered tower arch; the roofs of the nave, aisle and chancel are of low pitch with cambered tie beams, ridge piece and one pair of purlins, all members are moulded. Fittings: C16 octagonal stone font with moulded base, trefoil-headed panels to the pedestal and quatrefoil panels containing shields to the basin; C17 oak pulpit, semi-octagonal with panelled sides; C17 oak benches and stalls, some with poppyheads; C17 oak screens to chancel and north chapel, with curved foliage decoration and open panels containing Perpendicular tracery, the chancel screen has late C19 decorative wrought iron gates; C17 oak panelling in chancel; C17 oak alter rail and gate with bobbin turned balusters. Monuments: The Basset tomb:- William Basset died 1601, wife Judith Corbet died 1640 and son-in-law Henry Howard died 1616; alabaster, rectangular plan, Corinthian arcade at each end supporting shields, 3 recumbent figures, William Basset in the centre raised above the other two, 2 kneeling daughters at their heads; marble wall plaque to Thomas Thompkins died 1640; wall plaques to Richard Taylor died 1737 and to Sarah Challinor died 1745/6. Stained glass: good east window of 1865. Graded I for the generally unaltered medieval and C16 fabric and interior features. B.O.E. p. 74.

Listing NGR: SK1374049325

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 74

National Grid Reference: SK 13739 49324


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