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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 69437 26344


HINSTOCK C.P. CHURCH STREET SJ 62 NE (north side) 7/33 Church of Saint - Oswald


Parish church. 1719-20, tower c.1800 and south aisle and west porch of c.1850. Red sandstone ashlar and plain tile roofs, separately over nave and aisle. Nave and chancel in one with west tower, and south aisle with west porch. Gothic tower. Tower: 3 stages. Chamfered plinth, chamfered off-set to belfry, coped parapet with coved string, and weathervane. Louvred chamfered lancet belfry openings. West front with first and second-stage chamfered lancets. Lozenge-shaped clock below belfry opening. Nave and chancel: coped parapeted gable ends, with cross at apex to east. 3 bays; round-arched windows with half-H aprons and plain architraves with impost blocks. East end: large round-arched window of 2 round arched lights with 'Venetian' tracery (c.1850), half-H apron and plain architraves with impost blocks and raised keystone. South aisle: chamfered plinth and eaves, parapeted gable ends with chamfered coping and moulded kneelers. External stone end stack to west with octagonal shaft. 3 bays; round- arched windows with half-H aprons, plain architraves, impost blocks and raised keystones. Round-arched doorway to south-east with raised keystone and boarded door with strap hinges. West end: round-arched window with keystone. Round-arched west doorway with chamfered reveals, raised keystone and pair of 2-panelled doors. Portch with chamfered plinth and eaves and coped parapeted gable with moulded kneelers. Boarded door with strap hinges, chamfered reveals and keyed lintel. Chamfered trefoil side window to south. East end: large round-arched window with half-H apron and plain architrave with impost blocks and raised keystone. Interior: central c.1850 four-bay arcade consisting of octagonal piers with moulded capitals and chamfered round arches. Chamfered tower arch. C18 six-bay nave roof consisting of king post trusses with cambered tie beams and pairs of purlins. Circa 1850 four-bay aisle roof consisting of chamfered arch-braced collar trusses springing from stone corbels with king posts, and single purlins. Fittings: C19 wooden reredos in base of window; C19 altar rails on 2 sides with twisted balustersand moulded rail; C18 polygonal wooden pulpit, 2 panels high with moulded ribs and cornice; C19 wooden lectern incorporating reused carved C17 Panel; C19 choir stalls; c.180O box pews without doors; c.1800 former family pew with door at right angles to alter in south aisle; octagonal stone font with moulded base and stem, bowl dated 1853, and iron-bound wooden cover. Large organ. Encaustic tiles to sanctuary. C19 stained glass in east window. B.O.E., p.150; D.H.S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, part 8, p.690.

Listing NGR: SJ6943726344


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Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 690
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 150


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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/07695/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony J Dunford. Source Historic England Archive
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