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East Staffordshire (District Authority)
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SK 10037 40901



5/32 Church of All Saints -


Parish Church. 1860-62. By G.E. Street. Squared and coursed rubble with pink bands, ashlar quoins, dressings and buttresses; machine tile roofs with coped verges, hipped to east end. Short 5-bay nave, 2 bay chancel with canted sanctuary, south porch, north vestry and north tower; late C13/early C14 style. Nave: Rose window to west gable; south side has 3 windows all with alternating voussoirs, that to the left has 3 cusped lights surmounted by 2 trefoils within a circle and a truncated circle and trefoil above, all under a pointed arch; that to the right has 3 trefoil headed lights and intersecting tracery above, the spaces between the tracery filled by trefoils; the central window has 3 lights, the 2 outer ones with cinquefoiled heads, the central one with trefoiled head, surmounted by a large sexfoil within a circle; the gabled porch to west has an trefoil headed entrance arch within an outer pointed arch with polychrome voussoirs, and an ogee headed niche above containing a statuette of Jesus the good shepherd, dated A.M.D. 1949, pointed, roll and fillet moulded south doorway flanked by polished limestone nook shafts with stiff leaf capitals; north side has 5 simple lancet windows. Chancel: Paired lancets with plate tracery to each of the 3 east faces and to the south side, also two quatrefoils placed high up on south side instead of a window, and paired on the north side on either side of chimney. North tower: Cylindrical with conical roof, paired lancet belfry openings with plate tracery over. Interior: Pointed chancel arch decorated with dog tooth and fleurons springing from short marble capitals standing on corbels with stiff-leaf capitals and carved angels; nave roof has cusped arch braced collars, double purlins and ridge piece and cusped wind braces; sedilia of 3 pointed arches and polished limestone nook shafts with stiff leaf capitals; piscina has stiff leaf capitals to nook shafts, and shouldered head, similar alcove on north side of chancel; reredos by Street. Fittings: Marble font by Street with carving by Thomas Earp standing on 4 short marble columns with crocket capitals, carved bowl with angel to each corner holding reversed jars symbolizing the four Rivers of Paradise, the style of the figures deriving from Giovanni Pisano; stone and marble pulpit by Street with foliage around the top and bottom, circular panels with cross, and decorated with semi-precious stones or coloured glass, stands on squat columns; 4 iron chandeliers in nave; decorative wrought-iron screen to organ by Street; choir stalls by Street; altar rail supported by decorative ironwork; brass candle holders and brass lamp above altar rail; organ case also by Street. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell. The virtually complete masterpiece amongst a group of buildings in Denstone designed by Street c1860; the patron was Sir Thomas Percival Heywood. B.O.E. PP 113-114.

Listing NGR: SK1003740901


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 113-4


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: 16 Jul 2002
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