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Church of St Giles, Badger

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255142

OS Grid Reference: SO7681599616
OS Grid Coordinates: 376815, 299616
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5938, -2.3437

Location: Badger Lane, Badger, Shropshire WV6 7JX

Locality: Badger
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: WV6 7JX

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Listing Text


7/53 Church of St.Giles


Parish Church. 1833 and 1886 on site of medieval church, probably founded
in C12. Red sandstone ashlar walls, slate roofs. Nave and chancel in
one, west tower 1833; north chapel, vestry and south porch added by
F. Francis in 1886. Tower, with set-back buttresses, possibly retains
some medieval masonry in its base, west doorway blocked and has a Tudor
arched window inserted; belfry lit by 3 broad lancets with hoodmoulds,
embattled top with pinnacles, weathercock, clock on south face. Broad
lancets under hoodmoulds (lights cusped on west wall) to wide buttressed
nave which projects to north and south of tower, east window on south
wall (to chancel) blocked. Wide east wall has window of 3 lights with
simple cusping and a datestone of 1833 above; north chapel has crosses
to gables and a 3 light east window with trefoiled heads and cusping
above west window'with geometrical tracery and Capel Cure coat of arms
above, moulded eaves cornice on north side; vestry, adjoining to west,
has a sloping roof and a double chamfered doorway under a hoodmould in
its west wall, cusped lancet to south; south porch of timber on sandstone
walls, pointed arch to entrance with quatrefoils in the spandrels,
perpendicular tracery in windows to side walls, bargeboards and gargoyles;
south door also of 1886 in Decorated style. Interior. No internal
division between nave and chancel, highly cusped Queen-post roof to whole,
low round arch (recessed) to tower approached down steps; sanctuary,
up one step, has communion rails with turned baluster shafts and hinged
gate, panelled reredos probably also of 1834; stained glass in east wall
1834, roundels in heads of lights above Netherlandish C16-17; north chapel
separated from the body of the church by a C15 screen, a survival from,
the medieval church, crest with Tudor flowers, intertwining leaves and
grapes to cornice above open groining with square leaf bosses; diminutive
rounded battlements to the capitals on the arches supporting the upper
part, the bottom is late C19 (1886?), open tracery with trefoiled heads;
north chapel roof is wooden panelled. The font is of 1887 and is a
copy of that designed by Wren for St. Bride's, Fleet Street, pulpit and
reading desk also late C19; a list of benefactors to the church (1752-
1852) hangs over the south door, 2 late C19 boards on east wall, one
with the Lord's Prayer, the other with the Apostles' Creed and Ten
Commandments; the painting over the Communion Table is an Ecce Homo after
Titian and'at the west end is a C19 copy of the Annunciation.
Monuments. In the north chapel (north wall) Isaac Hawkins Browne (died
1818), by Chantrey, iirge seated figure in profile; stele-shaped monument
by Flaxman to Browne's mother(died1802) ( shown standing with a genius
appearing in a cloud above) also commemorates his wife, Henrietta; Harriet
Pigot (died 1852), stele-shaped wall monument, an angel taking her up,
by John Gibson; on north wall of nave, Harriet Cheney (died 1848) also
by Gibson, she is seated, a standing angel holding her arm; tablet to
Elizabeth Kynnersley (died 1649) with contemporary wooden heraldic crest
above. Cranage III, pp.173-4; Pevsner B.O.E. pp.67-8.

Listing NGR: SO7681599616

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Source: English Heritage

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