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Description: Church of St Edith
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 259322
OS Grid Reference: SJ4299202921
OS Grid Coordinates: 342992, 302921
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6211, -2.8435
SJ 40 SW CHURCH PULVERBATCH C.P. CHURCH PULVERBATCH
8/21 Church of St Edith
Parish church. Medieval or earlier origins, re-built 1853 except for west
tower of 1773. Uncoursed conglomerate rubble with ashlar dressings, plain
tile roofs. Nave and chancel in one, west tower, north aisle and south
porch. Tower: Classical style; 3 unequal stages with chamfered rusticated
quoins, parapet with urns to corners above a corbelled moulded cornice; 4
round-headed windows with Y-tracery to top belfry, second stage has oculus
with 4 raised keystones above west window also with raised keystones (stone
slab beneath records names of rector and churchwardens responsible for building
of tower); west door in Gibbs surround, now blocked and with 3-light mullion
window inserted; stone clock with painted numerals to second stage on south
side probably also 1773, round-headed door below with raised keystone and
imposts, approached by 2 flights of stone steps from ground. Nave: 3 bays,
2-light Gothic style windows with gabled stone porch projecting from first
bay to west on south. Chancel: with pointed south door and highly cusped
lancet to east has a Gothic style east window of 3 stepped lights with cusped
trefoils and cinquefoils above. Gabled north aisle runs almost whole length
of nave and chancel; 2 widely spaced Gothic style windows on north with
pointed doorway to north-east corner, 2-light windows to east and west ends.
Interior: plain mid- to late C19 appearance; arch-braced roof in 5 bays,
west gallery lit by semi-circular window contemporary with tower, 3-bay north
arcade with pointed arches and circular piers; box pews and plain, probably
mid-C19 octagonal font. No monuments of note. The church is set in an
elevated circular graveyard, suggestive of an early origin, and commands
extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Graded II* on account
of west tower. B.o.E., p.100; D.H;s. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire,
Part 6 (1903), p.474.
Listing NGR: SJ4299202921
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