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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 251561
OS Grid Reference: SU2698993424
OS Grid Coordinates: 426989, 193424
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6390, -1.6114
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SU29SE Church of St Giles
Parish church. Originally a C13 plan, altered and enlarged in the C15 and
restored in 1882. Rubble stone and stone dressings, cement render to S wall
of nave and tower with gabled stone tiled roofs. 2-bay nave, 2-bay chancel,
N porch, W tower. Perpendicular tower of 3 storeys with plain string
courses, 2-light cusped bell openings under flat heads with dripstones, a
moulded string to upper storey with gargoyles and an embattled parapet. W
window of 3 cusped lights under a pointed head. S wall of nave has one
flat-headed window of 3 cusped lights, a 2-cusped-light window under a
pointed head, a similar but smaller 2-light window of C19 date and a large
flat-headed window of 3 cusped lights next to another of 2 lights. Apart
from the C19 window these are C14 and C15. The N wall of the nave preserves
2 Early English lancets. The chancel S wall rebuilt circa 1290 but
preserves an Early English lancet and a plainly moulded priest's door
alongside a Decorated 2-cusped-light window under a pointed head. The
chancel N wall has 2 Early English lancets. E window of three stepped
pointed-trefoiled lights under a pointed arch of the late C13. On the W end
of the nave is a decayed C13 sanctus bellcote. Gabled, stone tiled, timber-
faced porch leads to the N doorway with a plain pointed arch and hoodmould
and an early C15 door with large scale tracery with feathered cusping.
Inside a plainly moulded C15 arch to the tower, deep splays to the windows
and a mid C13 chancel arch on half shafts. The chancel has a cusped-headed
piscina on the S wall, a trefoil-headed niche behind the altar flanked by 2
lancet niches and below these, rectangular niches. Open trussed-rafter
roofs with semi-circular bracing, both restored C19. Circa 1500 brass to
William Morys in nave. 18 inch figure, with 3 small figures below. He is
recorded to have been 'sumtyme fermor of Cokysell'. There are also several
late C18 mural tablets. In the E window clear glass panes with engraved
shields of 1792 by Eginton. Late C17 communsion rail with flat balusters
of dumb-bell outline and a Jacobean pulpit with strapwork in the nave behind
which are rood stairs.
Listing NGR: SU2698893423
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Source: English Heritage
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