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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 72918 04523


SJ 70 SW; 4/89


Church of St. Andrew



Parish Church. Nave, chancel, south porch and vestry of 1882 by Joseph Farmer of Kemberton; west tower (on site of C18 tower) 1908 also by Farmer. Sandstone ashlar, plain tiled roofs. Tower. 3 stages with angle buttresses on plinth (date stone 1908 above plinth), west window to bottom stage of 3 lights with unusual leaf-like tracery, square headed window with 2 cusped lights to second stage, 4 paired deeply recessed pointed windows with cusped lights and stiff leaf carving on the finials to the hoodmoulds at the belfry stage; embattled parapet, 8 crocketted pinnacles, external stair turret on north, clock on south. Nave. Buttressed of 3 bays. Decorated tracery to the windows, 2 of which have transoms in the heads, all with hoodmoulds. Chancel. East window of 3 lights with geometrical tracery, two 2-light windows on the south side also with geometrical tracery, all with hoodmoulds, pointed south doorway with stiff leaf carving in the head. Plain gabled south porch (1889) with pointed doorway; vestry with 2-light window in east wall, chimney and external entrance to north. INTERIOR. Tall pointed tower arch; arch-braced roofs to nave and chancel, chancel arch with leaf decoration to the innermost order and stiff leaf carving to the capitals above a low marble screen with brass railings; stained glass in east window, probably of 1882, partly hidden by early C20 reredos. Marble pulpit, font, encaustic tiles (those in chancel depicting hunting scenes') and all fittings are late C19; Royal Arms (George III) over south door. The church is on a medieval site and fragments of a C13 building survived until taken down in c.1781 when a new church was built; only the nave of the church is dedicated to St. Andrew, the chancel being dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Cranage, Vol.I p.22.

Listing NGR: SJ7291804523


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Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 22


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: 03 Apr 2002
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