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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1374442



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Rolleston on Dove

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1964

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 273641

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ROLLESTON C.P. CHURCH ROAD SK 22 NW 11/62 Church of St Mary 12.3.64 GV I

Parish church. C12 and C13 with later alterations, including a restoration of 1892 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Sandstone, mainly ashlar; C12 work is finely coursed and dressed; red tiled roof to nave and chancel and lead flat roofs to aisles behind parapets. Tower (with spire), nave, aisles set eastwards, well down line of nave, and chancel. Tower: of 3 stages with strings at stages, angle buttresses of 3 stages, gabletted to bottom stage; crenellated parapet (gargoyles at angles) and stone spire of 1892. Deeply- set labelled pointed bell chamber openings; Y-tracery and louvres, similar but narrower west window. Nave: south side: 2 bays exposed, divided by 2-stage buttresses; 3-light pointed Decorated window to right with reticulated tracery; slight break to left with round-arched C12 doorway; 3 Decorated bands, roll and zig-zag; later extrados band, double pilasters with scalloped capitals, boarded doors. North side of nave has one bay exposed with unusual window of C17 appearance; 3 trefoil-headed lights and criss-cross panel over with trefoils within panels under flat head. South aisle: of 1892. Three bays divided by 2-stage buttresses, larger bay to east, labelled 2-light pointed reticulated tracery windows to all but east bay containing a small pointed Priest's door. North aisle: of 4 bays divided by 2-stage buttresses. Inner windows small C19 pointed with 2 lights, 3-light pointed to right, 3-light to east end with geometric tracery. Pent porch to north-west side of aisle, small 2-light pointed windows to sides and labelled pointed arch to boarded door. Chancel: longer than nave and part-screened by aisles of approximately 2 bays; 3-light pointed east windows, 3-light cinquefoil- headed window to north. Interior: 2-bay nave. Arcades both sides pointed, on octagonal columns,; tower (very low-set) and chancel arches simple, pointed; nave roof of 4 bays; collar and arch braces with cusped screens; curved windbraces to purlin and ridge; 2-bay scissor truss to chancel; cambered tie to north aisle. Pulpits: octagonal, fretted oak on base stone and C19-octagonal stone pulpit with quatrefoil panelled sides at west end. Font: octagonal stone with boarded and close to rim. Wooden screen to tower. Stained glass in chancel by Kempe. Monuments: Bishop Sherburne of Chichester of 1536: recumbent figure reset in north wall of chancel, torso divided by cartouche block; sanctuary: Thomas Caldwell, died 1554, circa 1600 stone kneeling figures of lady and gentleman flank central figure, all within corbelled portico, decorated frieze to niche in centre, coat-of-arms, cartouche and arrow at base; south aisle: Sir Edward Mosley, died 1638, aedicular, stone; 4 black columns around reclining figure on chest support frieze canopy with coat-of-arms and cartouche to centre flanked by figures; obelisks at angles and strapwork in low relief to back-panel; ceiling of canopy in embossed fleurons; Wilman memorial 1692: architraves and coat-of-arms in cartouche apron below; south aisle: plaques to Oswald Mosley 1789; John Peploe Mosley, 1834; Sir Oswald Mosley, 1871 (Gothic); Sir Thos Mosley 1890 (Gothic); Sir Oswald Mosley, 1915 (Neo-Classical). There is also an inscribed plaque of a knight and lady set into the north side of the arch into the vestry.

Listing NGR: SK2356927718

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National Grid Reference: SK 23564 27718


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