CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1293648
Date first listed:
12-Mar-1963
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH ROAD

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

County:
Staffordshire
District:
East Staffordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Stretton
National Grid Reference:
SK 25374 26354

Details

STRETTON C.P. CHURCH ROAD SK 22 NE 4/76 Church of St Mary 12.3.63 - II*

Parish church. 1895-7 by Micklethwaite & Somers Clarke for John Gretton of Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton, Brewers. Sandstone ashlar, tiled roofs to nave and chancel, copper to aisles. Powerful and poised Decorated style. Tower, nave, chancel, north and south aisles (both with porches) and vestry to transept. Tower: substantial; rising at the crossing, screened at the base by the south aisle and vestry; of approximately 4 stages, angle buttresses of 4 stages, deep parapet to pyramidal roof; heavily rebated, pointed bell chamber openings, 2 to each face; quatrefoil panel to central stage and Tudor arch panel tracery 4-light window to south at clerestory level. Nave: tall, on plinth, with deep clerestory, crenellated parapet and 4, pointed 2-light windows; deeply chamfered (almost octagonal) bold towers at western end flanking west end window, pointed of 5 lights and elaborate geometric tracery. Chancel: of same height as nave and continuing nave details for one bay only, framed at east by diagonal buttresses; 5-light pointed East window. South aisle: pent to nave of 6 bays, the west bay occupied by the south porch; low-pitched, parapetted roof and diagonal 3-stage buttresses to pointed deeply rebated entrance arch; aisle bays also divided by 3-stage buttresses, 2 shorter bays corresponding to tower with gabletted cappings over parapet; Tudor-arched, trefoil-headed 3-light windows with curvilinear tracery. North aisle: similar to south up to tower then gabled 2-storey vestry appearing as a full-scale transept; octagonal tower against east side of gable. Interior: nave of 4 bays, pointed-arch arcades on octagonal columns; pointed chancel tower arches. Exposed beamed ceiling to nave; boarded barrel vault to chancel; substantial stone screen to chancel, continued in similar style to both aisles; wrought iron gates with brass fleurons; blind arcade to north aisle. Piscina and sedilia of 5 pointed bays. Pulpit: oak, small, octagonal on stone stand. Font: of Purbeck marble, well figured octagonal bowl and ornate moulded stand, octagonal spire cover. Glass: the East window was designed by Sir William Richmond. B.o.E.

Listing NGR: SK2537426354

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
273655
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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Date: 22 Aug 1999
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