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Description: Church of St Gabriel
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 153267
OS Grid Reference: SO8101642770
OS Grid Coordinates: 381016, 242770
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0830, -2.2784
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HANLEY CASTLE CP B 4209 (south side)
SO 84 SW
3/126 Church of St Gabriel
Church. 1872 - 4 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Squared rock-faced stone
with slate roof. Late C13 style. Comprises a nave with clerestorey, north
and south aisles, north porch, north-east tower, and lower chancel. Tower
of three stages with angle buttresses, broached to a stone spire with three
rows of lucarnes. The bell openings are pointed with clustered shafts, of
two lights with quatrefoil. The middle stage has an arcade of three blind
pointed arches, with a lancet window within the middle arch. The north window
is of two lancet lights under a pointed head: The aisles are of five bays
and have windows of two lancet lights. The clerestorey windows are round
and cinquefoiled. The north porch, in the western bay, is of timber with
scalloped bargeboards. At the west end of the nave is a moulded pointed
doorway, and two windows each of two lancet lights with trefoil under a
pointed head. The chancel windows are of two lancet lights with cinquefoil.
The east window is of five lights with tracery. Interior: four-bay arcades
of pointed arches chamfered in two orders springing from octagonal piers
with moulded capitals. Both arcades have a fifth, narrower, arch at the
west end. The chancel arch is moulded and pointed: The nave roof has raised
tie-beams, crown-posts, and soulaces to the collars. At tie-beam level there
are secondary plates and ashlar pieces. The chancel is floored with encaustic
tiles and has an alabaster reredos designed by Clayton and Bell, and made by
Powell's. It is flanked by tiles decorated with floral patterns. On the
north side an organ is set within an arch. The east window contains late
C19 glass depicting Christ and the four Evangelists.
Listing NGR: SO8101642770
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