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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
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SO 36404 92835



7/31 Church of All Saints



Parish church. Late C13 west tower; nave of 1879-80 and chancel of 1892-3, both by Henry Curzon. Rubblestone walls, machine tiled roofs and oak shingles to spire. Nave and chancel in one, west tower with spire, south porch and organ chamber to north of chancel. Late C13 tower with pronounced batter and massive walls has narrow rectangular slits with rough shouldered scoinsons on north, south and west faces, a thin string course at the belfry stage and weathered trefoil headed apertures above; broached spire with weathercock added in 1880. Nave of 4 bays with single lancets and paired cusped windows; continuous chancel of 2 bays has broad cinquefoil headed windows to north and south, East window of triple lancets under a continuous hoodmould with sunken quatrefoil panels beneath; a gable (lit by 3 cinquefoil headed windows) protrudes through the roof slope above the lean-to organ chamber on the north side. Timber south porch on low stone walls (1880) covers the good south door, nail studded with 2 strap hinges ending in fleur-de-lys points, which extend the whole width of the door (?C17); the doorframe itself is probably C18 with C18 panelling above. Interior. Tower arch probably early C14, the late C19 panelled roof (the panels themselves are now painted) probably uses some old timbering (also see the old beam above the chancel screen, where the roof takes the form of a cellure), arch braced roof to chancel (1892); the chancel screen itself is late C19 and has a built-in pulpit, all the other fittings are also late C19, although some earlier wooden panelling may be re-used. The possibly early C14 octagonal font (one side of which is ornamented with a rosette inside a circle) retains its original square stem and raised circular plinth; late C19 stained glass in East window, C17 oak chest and C18 coat of arms in tower. A small brass plate on the north wall of the nave commemorates Mrs Mary Betton (died 1763). Until 1894 Norbury was a dependent chapelry of Lydbury North and in 1521 there is a record that it was dedicated to St Ethelbert. B.O.E. p.219; Cranage Vol.5, Pp.422-3.

Listing NGR: SO3640492835


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Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 422-3
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 219


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 Sep 1999
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