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Church of All Saints, Grinshill

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 260017

OS Grid Reference: SJ5204223486
OS Grid Coordinates: 352042, 323486
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8068, -2.7129

Locality: Grinshill
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 3BW

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Listing Text


17/23 Church of All Saints


Parish church. 1839-40, by John Carline junior. (1792-1862). Red
Grinshill sandstone ashlar with slate roof. 6-bay nave and chancel
in one with small west tower. Neo-Norman. Chamfered plinth, pilaster
strips dividing bays, projecting corbel table with shaped corbels, and
high coped parapeted gable ends with carved grotesques at feet and cross
on apex to east. Round-arches south windows with cill string, yellow
sandstone nook shafts with moulded bases and bell capitals, impost
blocks and returned hoodmoulds. South doorway in second bay from west
with moulded round arch, 2 orders of shafts with moulded bases and
cushion capitals, returned hoodmould, and slightly projecting gable above
with weathering and pair of small flanking moulded round-arched recesses;
pair of boarded doors with strap hinges. North side with simply moulded
windows only. East end with flanking pilaster buttresses and stepped
triple chamfered lancets with chamfered cill. West end with tall round-
arched window to left. West tower: rectangular plan. Two stages with
set-back to belfry, corbelled plain parapet, and weathervane. Louvred
round-arched belfry openings, 2-light on long sides with quatrefoil
plate tracery and central shaft with moulded base and cushion capital.
Ground-floor chamfered rectangular window to west. Clock below belfry
opening to south. C20 lean-to vestry in angle of tower and nave to
north. Interior: collar and tie-beam roof trusses with queen posts.
Doors in round arch at base of tower, giving access to clock mechanism
and to belfry. Early C19 raised and fielded wainscot panelling.
Other fittings mainly late C19 including Gothic reredos, wrought iron
altar rails, chancel screen carved by 6 parishioners and presented in
1898 in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, pulpit carved
and given by Mrs Elizabeth Wright in 1900, pews with carved traceried
panels, font given in 1889 with marble stem and circular bowl with
trefoil panels, and organ with painted pipes. Late C19 stained glass in
east window and some fragments of possibly C18 painted glass in south
windows; mainly plain diamond-leaded glass. A few early C19 memorial
tablets. Grinshill was a chapelry of Shawbury in 1130 and was an
independent church by the C17. It has been suggested (Cranage) that
some C17 or C18 remains survive at the base of the tower. D.H.S. Cranage,
An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Shrewsbury
Churches, p. 856; B.o.E, p. 134; Colvin, p. 188.

Listing NGR: SJ5204223486

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Source: English Heritage

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