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Church of St Peter, Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260464

OS Grid Reference: SJ5461327173
OS Grid Coordinates: 354613, 327173
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8402, -2.6752

Location: Moreton Corbet, Shropshire SY4 5QH

Locality: Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 5QH

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Listing Text

SJ 52 NW
11/9 Church of St. Peter
Parish church. Mid-C12, restored and extended 1884. Roughly coursed
sandstone rubble, more evenly dressed and coursed to C19 additions;
machine tile roofs with coped verges on kneelers. Nave with west bellcote,
chancel, south porch, north vestry and brick store shed. Nave: one
diminutive round-headed C12 window on north and south sides with early
C15 square-headed west window of 3 cusped lights; square-headed window
to east of C12 window on south probably late C16 or C17 with mullion
removed. C12 south doorway has one order of shafts with scalloped
capitals and chevron ornament to both extrados and intrados of arch;
impost to-right side of arch with cable moulding. Massive nail-studded
plank door with fleur-de-lys pointed strap hinges is probably late
medieval or C17. Gabled west bellcote with twin round-headed bell
openings and timber porch on low sandstone walls both 1884. Short
one-bay chancel of 1884 has single trefoil-headed windows with hoodmoulds
on north and south and one of 3 lights to east. Gabled vestry at junction
with nave and chancel also 1884 and lean-to brick shed adjoining to
west is roughly contemporary. Interior: very plain with late C19 trussed
rafter roofs to nave and chancel. Deep single-splays of C12 windows
visible. Some C18 panelling (probably from former box-pews) reused
as wainscoting in nave but remainder of fittings and furnishings are
late C19 or later. Monument: wall memorial to John Henshaw of Wem,
attorney (died 1801) - nave, north side. B.O.E., p.165; D.H.S. Cranage,
The Churches of Shropshire, Part 8 (1906), p.700.

Listing NGR: SJ5461327173

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Source: English Heritage

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