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Stafford (District Authority)
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SJ 92724 22707



SJ9222NE LICHFIELD ROAD 590-1/12/54 (North East side) Church of St Paul


Church. 1844, by Henry Ward; steeple, 1887, by Robert Griffiths. Ashlar with fishscale tile roof. PLAN: cruciform. EXTERIOR: 2-bay chancel and transepts, south east steeple and 4-bay nave. Coped gables and offset buttresses and diagonal buttresses. Chancel has 6-light east window and roundel above with relief of winged ox with human face; 2-light windows to north and south. Transepts have 4-light north and south windows with roundels above, presumably with eagle and winged lion (not visible because of scaffolding, at survey); 2-light windows to returns. Steeple has diagonal buttresses becoming shallow angle buttresses; sill course with quatrefoil above; 2-light louvred bell openings, the hoods with head stops; cornice with Tudor flower and broach spire, the broaches forming plain pinnacles; weather cock. Nave has 2-light north and south windows; west facade has entrance of single order, hood with head stops, flanked by windows of 2 single-chamfered trefoil-headed lights; 5-light west window on sill course, roundel above with relief of winged man and large figure of St Paul to gable. INTERIOR: hammer beam roofs with pendants and cusping; double-chamfered crossing arches on round shafts; ashlar west gallery on 3 arches has ball-flower and arcaded balcony front. FITTINGS: panelling to sill height; altar has riddel posts; ex-situ stalls to crossing arcaded fronts; pulpit has tracery panels; timber lectern in form of eagle with crouched lions to cruciform base; altar to south transept; octagonal font has shields in quatrefoils; encaustic tiles. STAINED GLASS: late C19 and early C20 glass including work by Hardman and Co, AJ Davies of Bromsgrove, and Smith of St John's Wood; particularly good C19 east window. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Nairn J: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: 248).

Listing NGR: SJ9272422707


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 248


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: 02 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01812/07
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