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Church of St John the Baptist, Wolverley and Cookley

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 157145

OS Grid Reference: SO8288879317
OS Grid Coordinates: 382888, 279317
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4116, -2.2530

Location: 6 Wolverley Cottages, Wolverley DY11 5XD

Locality: Wolverley and Cookley
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY11 5XD

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Listing Text

SO 87 NW
6/153 Church of St John the Baptist
Parish church. 1772, with some late C19 alterations. Brick with hipped tile
roof. West tower, nave and chancel. West tower: two stages divided by a
dentilled brick string, lower part quoined; crenellated parapet and dentilled
brick cornice. Belfry stage has deep semi-circular headed recesses containing
semi-circular headed louvred openings. Nave: crenellated parapet; five deep
semi-circular headed recesses containing semi-circular headed windows. C19
timber porch in second bay from left. Chancel of three bays, to the left bay
a vestry, other two with windows as nave. East window has similar, larger
window, with three C19 ashlar lights. Interior: aisles formed within nave
by five bay arcades with semi-circular arches. Aisles have modillioned cornices.
Gallery to west end and over aisles has panelled front. Chancel arch semi-
circular. Font in Gothick style. C14 recumbent stone effigy of a knight at
south-east corner of nave. A series of good wall tablets of late C18 to early
C19 date in aisles and chancel, including Helen Knight died 1801 by Flaxman in
chancel. (BoE, p 291).

Listing NGR: SO8288879317

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Source: English Heritage

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