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Description: Church of St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 16 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 156224
OS Grid Reference: SO9955769136
OS Grid Coordinates: 399557, 269136
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3203, -2.0079
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SO 96 NE TUTNALL & COBLEY CP HIGH HOUSE LANE (off north side)
9/172 Church of St Bartholomew
Parish church. 1777 by Francis Hiorn restored and chancel added
1879 - 1880 by Henry Rowe. Ashlar with tile and copper roof. Nave, west
tower, apsidal chancel. West tower: three-stage tower surmounted by slender
octagonal spire; second stage open with concave walls and pairs of Doric
columns to corners capped by urn finials; each wall has a semi-circular
headed opening; first stage has a moulded cornice with pilastered semi-
circular headed openings with keystones; ground stage: central entrance
has doorcase with engaged Doric columns and pediment below a Diocletian
window; radially glazed fanlight and two-leaf door; tower flanked by a
vestry each side, each with a semi-circular headed window. Nave of five
bays, each has a semi-circular headed recess below a moulded cornice with
parapet above and urn finials; four bays to right have semi-circular headed
windows with multi-pane iron windows. Chancel: moulded plinth and cornice
square with apse; the apse has three windows with semi-circular heads;
priest's door in south wall. Interior: octagonal 'narthex' beneath tower;
chancel arch semi-circular. Gallery to west on two square piers, front of
gallery has raised and fielded panels. Fittings: C18 box pew in north-east
corner of nave; wall memorial to Lady Mary Cookes, died 1694, above pew, has
barley sugar columns, and relief medallion of husband and wife; in the
chancel, wall memorial to Other Archer, died 1833, with weeping maiden,
signed "Chantrey 1835". This church occupies a hill-top site and the
spire is a prominent landmark. (BoE, pp 275 - 276; Howard Colvin,
A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, 1978, p 419;
VCH 3, p 228; Margaret Dickins, A Thousand Years in Tardebigge, 1931,
pp 85 p 90).
Listing NGR: SO9955769136
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Source: English Heritage
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