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Church of All Saints, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 257417

OS Grid Reference: SO3364099034
OS Grid Coordinates: 333640, 299034
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5850, -2.9809

Location: Worthen, Shropshire SY5 0JF

Locality: Worthen with Shelve
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0JF

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Listing Text

SO 39 NW

9/21 Church of All Saints



Parish church. 1839, replacing medieval structure. Uncoursed limestone
rubble with ashlar dressings; machine tile roof and coped verges. Nave
and chancel in one with thin west tower; lancet style. Tower: unbuttressed in
3 stages with plain corbel table above belfry, coped parapet; 3 segmental-
headed openings with voussoirs to belfry and similar window with thin
Y-tracery to second stage on west side; segmental-headed west doorway
with voussoirs and projecting keystone. 3 windows to south wall of
nave and 2 to north (latter with rubble voussoirs instead of ashlar
surrounds), all broad lancets without hoodmoulds. Flat-headed east window
has 3 cusped lights. Interior: plain and simple with majority of fittings
and furnishings late C19; pulpit, reading desk and panelling at east end
made up from C17 pews in former church. Plaster ceiling of c.1839
but cambered tie beam above altar rail comes from previous church.
Crudely carved font reputed to be C13 but the fragments of partly medieval
painted glass around the borders of the nave window are said to have been
brought from another church. B.O.E. pp.242-3; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches
of Shropshire, Part 7 (1905) p.552.

Listing NGR: SO3364099034

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Source: English Heritage

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