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Statutory Address:

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City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SO 89581 96979



SO89NE CHURCH ROAD, Pennfields 895-1/4/107 (North side) Church of St Philip


Church. 1858-9. By Griffin and Weller of Wolverhampton. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings; tile roofs. Decorated Gothic style. Chancel with north vestry and south organ loft; nave with transepts and lean-to aisles; south west tower. Coped gables. Chancel has 5-light east window with 2-light window under gablet to south; gabled vestry has end stack and pointed entrance, 2-light windows to west and east; lean-to organ loft has 3-light windows to south and east. 3-bay north aisle has 3-light windows between offset buttresses, 3-light west window; nave has 4-light window and gable cross, angle buttresses; 2-bay south aisle has 3-light windows. 3-stage tower has plinth, octagonal south west stair turret, angle buttresses; south entrance of one order, 2-light west window, clock face to 2nd stage, top stage has 2-light louvred bell openings, drip course with angle spouts and coped parapet. INTERIOR: arch-braced traceried collar trusses on corbels; chancel has 2-bay arcades on marble shafts paired in depth, sanctuary stencilled below cornice, traceried panelling to reredos, geometrical floor tiles, chancel arch on angel corbels with vine trail to jambs; 4-bay north arcade and 3-bay south arcade on filleted quatrefoil piers with rich foliage capitals; stone floor with pierced slabs for heating. Chancel stalls have plain fronts, commandment boards flank altar; richly carved octagonal pulpit on marble shafts has panels with relief figures, reading desk has blind arcading to front and side; enriched round font. Good C19 glass; west and east windows with geometrical designs. The pews are among the latest having been installed in an Anglican church. A good example of a mid C19 church, advanced in design. (Deaville M: The Parish of Penn Fields: Its Church and People 1859-1981: Wolverhampton: 1981-: P.3-5).

Listing NGR: SO8958196979


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Deaville, M , The Parish of Penn Fields Its Church and People 1859-1981, (1981), 3 5


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: 08 Oct 2000
Reference: IOE01/02290/14
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