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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
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SJ 36351 24824



8/128 Pradoe Church -

- II

Estate chapel. 1860-1 by Rhode Hawkins for Louisa Charlotte Kenyon; chancel and north aisle added in 1864. Snecked sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; machine tile roofs with coped verges and ornamental cresting. Nave; chancel; north chancel aisle and north tower. Decorated style. Tower. In 2 stages with double-chamfered string course and diagonal buttresses to bottom stage at north-east and north-west corners. Chamfered rectangular window to ground floor on north and single-chamfered pointed doorway to west. Belfry windows of 2 cusped lights with trefoils above and head-stops to hoodmoulds. Cornice with dogtooth decoration and pyramidal spire. Nave. Buttressed in 3 bays to south. Window with Geometrical tracery to centre and cusped lancet to right. Gabled timber porch to left over pointed chamfered doorway. West window of 2 cusped lights with quatrefoil above and foliated label- stops to hoodmould. Stone dentilled eaves cornice on north and south sides continued to chancel. This has 2 cusped lancets to south and east window of 3 lights with Geometrical tracery, hoodmould and floriated label-stops. North chancel aisle has single cusped window to west of shouldered doorway under lean-to hood carried down from roof. East window similar to that of chancel. Interior. Trussed rafter roofs to nave and chancel. Pointed chancel arch with richly foliated corbelled responds. North chancel arcade in 3 bays with 2 clustered columns supporting foliated capitals; pierced trefoils above to spandrels. Pointed single-chamfered doorway to tower. Fittings and furnishings c.1860 or later, including pulpit and octagonal font (c.1868). C19 copy of Van Eyck's Triptych for Ghent Cathedral by south door. Marble and mosaic reredos c.1897 and encaustic tiles in sanctuary. Stained glass in chancel probably c.1864 and west window commemorates Rowland Whitehall Kenyon (died 1873). Monuments. Plain wall memorial to founder: chancel, south side. Henry, son of Thomas Kenyon (died 1827) at west end of nave: plaster copy of original monument at Pradoe (q.v.) by Thomas Carline of Shrewsbury - sleeping child. B.o.E. p. 124.

Listing NGR: SJ3635124824


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 124


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: 05 Sep 1999
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