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Stafford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 94388 22297



SJ92SW BASWICH LANE, Baswich 590-1/2/103 (West side) 16/01/51 Church of Holy Trinity


Church. C13 chancel arch; C15 tower with C18 bell stage; 1740 nave and chancel; late C20 transepts and north vestry. MATERIALS: brick with ashlar dressings and tile roof; ashlar tower and brick transepts and vestry. EXTERIOR: chancel has ashlar plinth, quoins and impost band, coped gable; round-headed window has ashlar sill, brick apron, and ashlar arch with key. Transepts have narrow full-height lights. 4-bay nave has similar details to chancel, but with Medieval diagonal buttresses and ashlar wall ends to west , entrance to left end of south side has boldly rusticated Tuscan surround and paired 4-fielded-panel doors, round window above has lower half blocked; north side has blind windows with lunettes. Tower has 2 diagonal buttresses; blocked west entrance with inserted window; 3-light window with simple Perpendicular tracery, south entrance up brick and ashlar stair, which continues to segmental-headed gallery entrance; round-headed louvred bell openings with keys; top cornice and coped parapet. INTERIOR: chancel has 2 king-post trusses with paired struts; ceiled transepts have diagonal buttresses to chancel arch, with has primitive capitals and Early English double-chamfered arch; nave is ceiled, with west gallery on 4 iron columns in square, the centre projecting; fielded panelling to sill level. FITTINGS: chancel has C18 altar rails to 3 sides with spiral balusters and moulded rails; north transept has ex-situ Levett family pew of 1812 raised on iron columns with stick-baluster stair, 3 panels and cornice; nave has C18 3-decker pulpit with fielded panelling. MONUMENTS: Brian and Jehanna Fowler, 1587, ex-situ painted chest tomb with tapering square balusters and shields, lettering to cornice; several C18 and C19 wall tablets to Fowler and Chetwynd families; bequest board dated 1733 and 1830. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Nairn J: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: 248; Shell Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire, A Shell Guide: London: 1978-: 157).

Listing NGR: SJ9438822297


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974)
Thorold, H, 'Shell County Guides' in Staffordshire, (1978), 157


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: 06 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01812/15
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