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Church of Immanuel, Prees

Description: Church of Immanuel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260528

OS Grid Reference: SJ5898732702
OS Grid Coordinates: 358987, 332702
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8902, -2.6110

Locality: Prees
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY13 2AS

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Listing Text

SJ 53 SE
7/71 Church of Immanuel
- II
Parish church. 1856 by Benjamin Ferrey with later transepts. Red brick
(English bond) with bands of blue engineering brick and ashlar dressings;
machine tile roofs with fishscale bands and coped verges on carved stone
kneelers. Dentilled eaves cornice supported by brick corbel table with
ornamental brick band at cill level all around main body of church;
similar band to transepts. Nave and chancel in one, formerly with belfry
and shingle spirelet at junction; later north and south transepts (organ
chamber and vestry respectively); south porch. Nave: south side has
2 quatrefoils at different levels to west of porch and a paired lancet
with roundel above to east; west wall has 2 lancets with elaborately
cusped rose window and a late C20 gabled bellcote; north side has 3
paired lancets with roundels above, identical to that on south, easternmost
cut by transept. Chancel: 2 trefoil-headed lancets with cusped trefoils
above on north and an elaborately cusped east window of 3 lancets.
Porch with triple-chamfered doorway, north transept (1898) and south
transept (c.1904) in similar style to rest of church. North transept
has foundation stone laid by Isabella, Viscountess Hill, April 30th,
1898. Interior: arch-braced roof in 6 bays with bracing for former
spirelet still visible at junction between nave and chancel. Mid- to
late C19 fittings and furnishings; octagonal font with religious monograms
and a Greek palindrome and the stone pulpit with elaborately carved foliage
decoration being the most notable original features. Elaborately carved
organ of 1898; west gallery. B.O.E. p.130; D. H. S. Cranage, The Churches
of Shropshire, Part 8 (1906) p.689.

Listing NGR: SJ5898732702

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Source: English Heritage

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