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Church of St Giles, Whittington

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 272593

OS Grid Reference: SK1580908322
OS Grid Coordinates: 415809, 308322
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6724, -1.7676

Location: Church Street, Whittington, Staffordshire WS14 9JX

Locality: Whittington
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS14 9JX

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Listing Text


7/104 Church of St. Giles

Parish church. Mostly 1761 retaining some earlier, probably C14
material, with additions of 1881 by Ewan Christian. Red brick and
ashlar; slate roof with coped verges. West tower with diagonal
buttresses; vestry projection to the south and stair projection to the
north, 4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel. West tower: C14 and later 2 stages
with crenellated parapet and recessed stone spire, the upper stage is
marked by a string course and is a later addition to the tower; west
doorway with segmental head, seemingly a C19 or C20 insertion encroach-
ing on the base of a pointed window with Y-tracery, restored; pointed
belfry openings with Y-tracery. C18 north stair projection has a
large pointed north window with Y-tracery, also on the north wall a
tablet to Robert Newman, died 1774, with segmental pediment, the
inscription is recut. C20 south projection has a 4-centred arch south
window with Y-tracery. Nave: 1761; coved eaves band and buttresses
to the east end, tall pointed windows with Y-tracery; 2 wall tablets, one
above the other to Nigel Neville, died 1817 and to Anne and John Newville,
died 1801 and 1811; surmounted by an urn. Chancel: 1881; south side
has a central pointed door, flanked by 2 pointed windows, the western
window has 2 trefoil-headed lights with a single reticulation above, the
eastern one has one trefoil-headed light with a trefoil over, one north
window similar to the south-eastern one, pointed east window of 3 trefoil
headed lights and reticulated tracery. Interior: western gallery, now
housing the organ, panelled wood, pointed and double chamfered chancel
arch, the inner order springs from corbelled engaged columns with moulded
capitals; king-post roof over the nave, curved wind braces, 2 pairs of
purlins and ridge piece. Fittings: font or circa 1878 with colonettes
to each corner of the pedestal., octagonal basin with quatrefoil panels;
good oak pulpit of 1678 on a barley-sugar twist column, octagonal with
carved and panelled sides and canopy with egg and dart moulding and
carved cherubs; C17 oak chair in the chancel; wainscotting to nave and
chancel. Monuments. Chancel: wall plaque to Matthias and Sarah Astley,
died 1729 and 1743, open pediment surmounted by an urn. Nave, south wall:
bracketed aedicule to Zacharius Babington, died 1688, Corinthian columns,
diminutive semi-circular pediment carved with foliage and containing a coat
of arms; aedicule to Theophilas and Mary Levette, died 1746 and 1734, and
2 children, Theophilus, died 1726 and Elizabeth, died 1754, fluted
brackets, plain pilasters, open semi circular pediment surmounted by a
heraldic shield and flanked by urns spouting flame; bracketed plaque to
Thomas Levett, died 1843, surmounted by an open book; plaque to John Levett,
died 1799, Richard Levett, died 1802, Thomas Levett, died 1820, Catherine
Levett, died 1810, Ann Levett, died 1841, surmounted by an obelisk and by
an urn spouting flame; bracketed plaque to Ann Levett, died 1765, pediment
surmounted by obelisk and urn. Nave north wall: bracketed plaque to
Arthur Astley, died 1742, flanked by scrolls, bracketed, broken pediment
surmounted by an urn; plaque to Richard and Elizabeth White, died 1724,
and Sarah White died 1747; tablet to Thomas Brudenell, died 1670. Stained
glass fragments of C15 glass in north and south chancel windows; good east
window depicting the crucifixion, mediocre window in the nave.

Listing NGR: SK1580908322

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Source: English Heritage

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