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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 59227 04009


CRESSAGE C.P. HARLEY ROAD SJ 50 SE (east side) 4/34 Christ Church GV II Parish church. 1841 by Edward Haycock. Limestone ashlar, machine tile roofs with coped verges and moulded eaves cornices. Nave and chancel in one with short sanctuary and integral west tower. Tower: narrow in 3 stages with embattled parapet and heavy corner pinnacles; broad lancets with hoodmoulds to belfry, west window has 2 pointed lights and circular opening above, pointed double-chamfered west doorway with hoodmould. Nave and chancel in one: buttressed in 5 bays with broad lancets linked by continuous hoodmould; short sanctuary has an east window of 3 stepped lancets. Interior: triple- lancet east window contains roundels of mid-C19 stained glass in Flemish style by David Evans of Shrewsbury (c.f. Church of St Mary, Harley C.P.), given by Revd. Richard Scott, organ gallery set on cast-iron pillars at west end; re-used C17 wainscot panelling to nave, medieval glazed floor tiles in sanctuary; octagonal pulpit made up of re-used panelling (with inscription dated 1635) from pew in former church of St Samson; the circular Romanesque-style font (1842) is said to be a copy of that formerly in St Samson's. That church (N.G.R. SJ 5893 0436) was demolished in 1840 and Christ Church built as its replacement. B.o.E., p.116; V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.78; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 6 (1903), Pp.487-8; Appendix p.986.

Listing NGR: SJ5922704009


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Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 487-8
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 986
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1968), 78
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 116


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: 14 Sep 2002
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