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Description: Church of St Wilfrid
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 191083
OS Grid Reference: SP6843494170
OS Grid Coordinates: 468434, 294170
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5411, -0.9924
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CHURCH ROAD (East Side)
SP 69 SE
7.12.66 Church of St. Wilfrid
Church. C13 - C15 and 1832, restored 1860-4. Tower of 1832 by William Flint
of Leicester, and restoration by W. Slater of London. Coursed rubble stone
and ashlar with leaded roofs. Stone coped gables with cross finials.
Buttresses and angle buttresses with set-offs. W tower, nave, aisles,
chancel, N chancel vestry and N and S porches. Tower of ashlar of 3 stages.
Plinth, diagonal buttresses with set-offs, W doorway with many-moulded arch, W
window with C19 stained glass, clock faces to N,S and W, 4 2-light bell
openings, quatrefoil frieze, battlements and crocketted pinnacles as
continuations of buttresses. Many-moulded segmental nave arch. C14 4 bay
arcades, the mouldings with 2 sunk quadrants continuing to floor. Perp
clerestory with 4 2-light flat-topped windows to either side. Ball flower and
head frieze on outside above them. C19 4 bay roof with curved braces on
carved stone corbels. N aisle has NW window with Curvilinear tracery, 3 N
windows with Curvilinear or Reticulated tracery, 2 with stained glass of
1864. NE window with Reticulated tracery and stained glass of 1857. Piscina
with blind Curvilinear tracery. C15 N porch with niche over doorway and
1-light window to each side. Chancel arch similar to arcade, and over it, to
N a diamond window of 4 quatrefoils, and to S a round window of 3 mouchettes.
Chancel has 3 N windows, 1 with stained glass of 1942, E window with
Curvilinear tracery and stained glass of 1865 and 3 S windows, 1 with stained
glass of 1894. Triple sedilia with cusped arches and shafts and restored
piscina. S doorway with, on outside, roll moulding and hood mould with dog
tooth moulding. Small S 1-light window with C19 stained glass. N of chancel,
a late C19 vestry. S aisle has SW and 3 S windows with Curvilinear tracery
and stained glass of 1884 and 1906. SE window with Reticulated tracery and
stained glass of 1874. Piscina with blind tracery. S doorway with probably
medieval door. C15 S porch with niche over door (C19 statue within) and
2-light window on each side. C14 octagonal font with blind arcade decoration
(C19 base). Wall monument to William Parker, died 1699. Perp screen, largely
renewed 1868. Pevsner and V.C.H., Vol. V.
Listing NGR: SP6843494170
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Source: English Heritage
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