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Church of St George, Clun

Description: Church of St George

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 257178

OS Grid Reference: SO3004180554
OS Grid Coordinates: 330041, 280554
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4185, -3.0301

Location: Church Bank, Clun, Shropshire SY7 8JG

Locality: Clun
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 8JG

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Listing Text

(South side)

15/82 Church of St. George


Parish church. C12 core with additions of the C13 and C14;
C17 alterations, general restoration and additions in 1877 by
G.E. Street. Coursed limestone and sandstone rubble with tile
patching in tower, and roughly squared limestone dressings; C19
work of squared and snecked limestone with ashlar dressings; graded
stone slate roofs, separately over nave and North aisle, with lean-
to South aisle. 4-bay nave, C13 North aisle, South aisle with
clerestory, rebuilt in a neo-Norman style in 1877, lancet style 2-
bay chancel of 1877, C14 North porch remodelled in C17 and C19,
and squat square west tower remodelled in Cl7. Tower: 4 stages,
3 externally; clasping West buttresses up to second stage (that to
North-west encasing newel staircase), two C18 and C19 buttresses to
North and South with off-sets, string course; probably Cl7 plain-
tiled double-pyramidal roof, top stage separated from bottom by
shaped balusters with louvres between and surmounted by lead-sheathed
globe finial and weathervane; twin-lancet belfry openings, third stage
West lancet and second stage chamfered round-arched window; large
round-arched recessed West doorway with C19 boarded door, impost
blocks, and hoodmould with weathered carved stops and probably re-set
weathered carved head at apex, inscription above door "ISAAC MORGAN
THOMAS POWIS CHURCHWARDENS (sic) 1666". North aisle: 4 bays to
left of porch with lancets and C19 buttresses; chamfered-arched
boarded doorway in second bay from left with capitals, dogtooth-
enriched hoodmould with carved stops and reset carved head in wall
above (left-jamb dated "HB RB 1658"); cinquefoil-arched tomb recess
to left of door with ball flower enriched hoodmould; C12 doorway to
right with C19 boarded doors, 2 orders with roll-moulded jambs
and carved capitals, moulded round-arch and hoodmould with carved
stops. North porch: entrance with double-chamfered segmental arch
dying into responds, first floor window with 2 trefoiled lights,
and planted timbers in gable-end with flagpole; left-hand return
front with projection for internal staircase and C19 lancet; right-
hand return front with C19 first floor square-headed 2-light window.
North aisle and clerestory: 6 bays; round-arched windows, those in
clerestory above aisle buttresses; doorway in second bay from left
with boarded door, one order of shafts with scalloped capitals, and
round arch with roll moulding and chevron decoration; round-arched
windows at East and West ends of aisle. Chancel: 2 bays with lancets;
low clasping buttresses to East and triple-stepped East lancets under
continuous hoodmould with carved stops. Interior: 4 bay North and

(South side)

Church of St. George

South aisle arcades with circular piers, scalloped capitals, slightly-
pointed recessed arches with roll moulding to inner arch, chevron
decoration and continuous hoodmould to nave face; North-east arch
with square respond and simple impost moulding to East, capital to
South-west pier with small carved heads at corners, pointed tower-
arch with simple imposts, round-arched window to tower above; Chancel
with 1877 sedilia and piscina, and moulded-arched North doorway;
continuous 14-bay roof over nave and chancel with double purlins, arch-
bracing to collars, cusped V-struts, cusped wind braces forming
quatrefoils, ceilure over altar, and carved winged-angels to wall plate;
probably re-sited C12 organ arch to South-west; North aisle with 10
bay roof as nave. Fittings include: circa 1877 reredos, canopied
stalls, 1910 chancel screen, and North chapel screen; C14 font
heavily restored in 1877, with 8 columns supporting octagonal bowl
and canopy; C17 octagonal wooden pulpit, with high backplate
and tester with pendant finials; re-used Cl7 panelling in North
aisle chapel with guilloche, lozenge and other decoration; possibly
Cl7 carved Coat of Arms in wall to right of North-aisle chapel
reredos with brass plaque above to Robert Howard of 1653; various
late C18 and early C19 commemorative tablets on West wall of nave;
Cl7 staircases in tower with flat circular finials to square newel
posts. Cranage, Vol. 5, pp. 432-444; B.O.E. pp. 107-8.

Listing NGR: SO3004180554

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Source: English Heritage

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