CHURCH OF KING CHARLES THE MARTYR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1236696
Date first listed:
16-Sep-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF KING CHARLES THE MARTYR

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF KING CHARLES THE MARTYR

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Wem Rural
National Grid Reference:
SJ 47826 31634

Details

WEM RURAL C.P. NEWTOWN SJ 43 SE 5/150 Church of King - Charles the Martyr - II Chapel-of-ease, now parish church. 1869-70 by Edward Haycock, Junior, on site of C17 chapel. Rough-faced snecked sandstone with chamfered plinth and ashlar dressings; machine tile roofs with coped verges and ornamental cresting. Nave with west bellcote, chancel, south porch and north vestry. Nave: in 4 bays with plain lancets, paired to east on south; gabled south porch between first and second windows from west. West wall has 2 broad lancets linked by hoodmould with gabled bellcote above. Chancel: in 2 bays; cusped lancets on south, triple to west bay and single to east linked by cill band carried down from hoodmould of east lancet. East window of 3 broad lancets with hoodmould and moulded cill band. Lean-to vestry on north with lateral stone stack in angle with nave. Interior: double-purlin king-strut roof in 4 bays to nave and trussed rafter roof to chancel. Pointed chancel arch has elegant wrought-iron screen (c.1870) with Gothic tracery on low stone wall. Marble pulpit dated 1898 and other fittings and furnishings late C19. Late C19 stained glass including east window; 2 early C20 windows in nave commemorate victims of Boer War. Monument: plain wall memorial to Francis Chambre (died 1791) - nave west end. The parish was created from part of Wem in 1861. B.O.E. p.219; D. H. S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 8 (1906) pp.708-9.

Listing NGR: SJ4782631634

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
427782
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 708-9
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 219

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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