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South Staffordshire (District Authority)
Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston
National Grid Reference:
SJ 87240 12934


SJ 81 SE; 5/82






Parish Church, on site of Benedictine Priory. C12, C13 and C15, red and white sandstone ashlar; brown tiled roofs (handmade over Chancel) with verge parapets. Nave, without aisles, slightly off axis, central tower and Chancel. Nave: C13 three bays with C13 style, restored, two-light pointed windows to the South and square-headed C15 two-light windows to the North. Late C19 arched west door, pointed four-light window over; arch to blocked door visible to south side and also blocked arch to possible chapel. Tower: mainly C15, of four stages with set-back buttresses of three tiers to two stages flanking blocked transept arches; string course with gargoyles at angles below and over top stage, frieze of blind quatrefoil tracery under crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Late C19 two-light mullioned windows to lower stages, moulded quatrefoil opening below three-light, pointed, louvred bell chamber windows with panel tracery and labels. Chancel: C12, of three bays with pilaster buttresses, of two tiers at angles. Restored C12 window to south and blocked C12 door to north; simple C13 Y tracery C13 window to south and five-light pointed window to east end.

INTERIOR: Restored C12 round arch on simple imposts to east of nave, with similarly restored pointed arch to Chancel. Early C19 nave roof; braced, shouldered king-post trusses and tension straps to ties; late C19 trussed-rafter chancel roof. Remains of mediaeval tiled floor adjacent to sedilia. C13 trefoil headed piscina and arcaded pointed arched sedilia, both set on lower original floor level; font, C19, Dutch, octagonal with carved bas-relief panels; pulpit, hexagonal with carved bas-relief panels; Jacobean communion rail; timber chancel screen, damaged by fire; Late C19 stained glass to south side. MONUMENTS: Two early C19 marble and slate plaques depicting sarcophagi to north wall of chancel and incised floor tomb slab of 1500 to chancel floor; C19 figure of Virgin on corbel to east of tower; small fragment of mediaeval painting on north wall of nave in red, depicting scrolls; oil painting of Moses and Aaron with Exodus texts to south wall of nave; large poor board to north. Furniture: Two large carved oak chests, possibly German, one dated 1793, but of late mediaeval design, both in chancel.

Listing NGR: SJ8723912932


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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 1999
Reference: IOE01/02129/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr GW Tanner. Source Historic England Archive
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