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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wem Urban

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 259939

OS Grid Reference: SJ5123528864
OS Grid Coordinates: 351235, 328864
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8551, -2.7256

Location: B5476, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5DG

Locality: Wem Urban
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 5DG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Wem Castle: a Motte Castle Immediately South West of St Peter and St Paul's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(south side)

Church of St Peter
and St Paul
SJ 5128 3/33 28.8.51


Circa C14 base of west tower with perpendicular upper stages. Nave built in 1809-13
and chancel of 1886. Ashlar built.
Large west tower with diagonal buttresses with set offs, 2-light perpendicular bell
openings, battlements and crocketed pinnacles. West window blocked and smaller
window inserted. Unusual circa early C14 west doorway with 4 arches of continuous
mouldings with dog-leg bends at the base. Statues in niches on west and east walls
of the tower. Wide nave of 1809-13 with slate hipped roof and gothic carbelled
eaves. Four nave and south Decorated style windows of 1840.
Chancel of 1886 with canted angles and early English east window under a gable.
Vestry in angle of tower and nave with gothic ogee arched doorway and cast-iron
Interior: nave is galleried on 3 sides on iron columns. Vaulted chancel. Wrought
iron and brass pulpit and comnunion rail dated 1887.
The churchyard contains, south of church, many C18 and early C19 headstones and
early/mid C19 tomb chests.

Listing NGR: SJ5123528864

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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