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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheinton

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 258899

OS Grid Reference: SJ6105803982
OS Grid Coordinates: 361058, 303982
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6322, -2.5768

Location: Sheinton, Shropshire SY5 6DN

Locality: Sheinton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6DN

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Listing Text

SJ 60 SW
5/112 Church of St Peter and
13.6.58 St Paul

Parish church. Medieval fabric, partly re-built in 1660s, thoroughly
restored 1854. Uncoursed limestone rubble with coursed rubble to C19
parts, plain tile roofs with coped stone verges. Nave with belfry,
chancel, north aisle and south porch. Nave: medieval or C17 fabric
on south side with 2-light Decorated-style window (c.1854) to east of
mid-C19 gabled stone porch; similar window to west wall, corbelled-out
timber framed belfry above probably C17 but considerably restored,
close-set vertical posts with 2 middle rails and quatrefoil frieze
to top, twin trefoil-headed openings below wide spreading eaves of
pyramidal roof with brass weathercock; rectangular stair turret to
north and lean-to 2-bay north aisle with paired cusped lancets, both
c.1854. Chancel: south side has cusped lancet with blind lowside
window below to left of pointed doorway and a 2-light Decorated-style
window to right, all c.1854; north side also with mid-C19 Decorated-
style window to east but retains medieval fabric and has an early C14
cusped lancet with blocked lowside window below to west; east window
of 3 lights with reticulated tracery (c.1854). Interior: round-headed
south doorway has massive plank and muntin door said to come from
Buildwas Abbey (q.v. under Buildwas C.P.), nail-studded with long fleur-
de-lys pointed strap hinges, the upper bent at right-angles to allow
space for a small inset round-arched door with strap hinges on the
inside; double hammer-beam roof to nave in 3 bays (outer trusses
restored) supported on elaborately carved wall brackets, straight wind-
braces and V-struts from collars; the belfry rests on 2 wooden posts with
arch bracing, tie beams and quatrefoil struts - a stone in the north wall
of the nave is lettered "RICD HARNAGE/RH 1669/GEO.HARNAGE/1845"; mid-C19
pointed chancel arch; trussed rafter roof to chancel with moulded eaves
cornice probably C14, although some of the decorative motifs to the
cornice (including ball-flower and dog-tooth ornament) are probably mid-
C19; trefoil-headed piscina probably also C14 and 2 mid-C17 chairs flank
altar; pulpit also C17 and some of the pews are of this date (although
one to front on north side of nave has date 1716); plain apparently mid-
C19 font on circular plinth and C19 stained glass in East window by
H. Hughes (1877). Monument: remarkable effigy of a recumbent female
figure, perhaps a child, only 0.7m long, and probably C14 - now at east
end of nave but said to have been found in chancel during C19 restoration.
The church occupies a prominent position in the village on high, probably
partly man-made, mound. B.o.E., p.242; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of
Shropshire, Part 6 (1903), Pp. 506-7.

Listing NGR: SJ6105803982

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Source: English Heritage

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