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Church of St Peter, Shenstone

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 272704

OS Grid Reference: SK0921600377
OS Grid Coordinates: 409216, 300377
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6011, -1.8653

Location: Roman Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire B74 3AT

Locality: Shenstone
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: B74 3AT

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Listing Text

(south side)
Church of St. Peter

- II

Chapel of ease. 1873-4 by G. E. Street for Hon. Edward Swynfen Parker-
Jervis of Little Aston Hall (q.v.). Red sandstone ashlar; tiled roofs
with verge parapets. Decidedly picturesque Early English style.
Nave, chancel, south aisle and vestry, south west steeple. Steeple:
three stages, banded and with angle buttresses of three stages, gabletted
head. Bell chamber has pointed labelled arcading of three bays to
each side, blind except to centres which have louvred openings, corbelled
eaves to broach spire which has two tiers of diminishing lucarnes.
Centre stage has lancets set over pointed, moulded west door with
engaged columns under the imposts; octagonal stair tower is clasped
to north west angle, rising to the centre stage and assisting the
composition with the nave: of three bays exposed to the north with
pointed two-light Y-tracery windows, continuous string below cill
level, buttress to east and small engaged octagonal projection to
north west, echoing the stair tower. The west gable has a pointed
5-light stepped lancet window set over the single storey flat roofed
choir vestry projection built on in 1955. South aisle: pent (of flatter
pitch) and of three bays similar to the north side of the nave, the
aisle is clasped in place by the taller, projecting, gabled vestry:
the south face has a lancet to the right, the string stepped up to
a trefoil-headed, boarded door, the west gable (looking over the aisle)
has a quatrefoil light to the apex; to the east a further, lower additional
bay fills in the return angle to the chancel, with a quatrefoil light
to the south and a triple-light lancet to the east gable flush but
lower than the chancel slightly lower than, but flush with the nave;
3 bays of lancets exposed to the north with a stepped string and angle
buttresses; triple lancet pointed east window larger than on the smaller
adjacent gable. Interior: 3-bay south arcade, pointed on round columns,
pointed chancel arch and strong segmental relieving arches to south
aisle windows. Pointed arches to north and east of tower form a continuation
of the arcade and aisle. Nave roof with arch braced collar trusses
supporting a wind braced single purlin; the chancel roof has trussed
rafters in a barrel vault; reredos carving by Earp. Pulpit: stone,
octagonal on clustered marble columns, inset panels to faces finished
in marble mosaic. Font: similar to pulpit. Elaborate brass choir
rails. B.O.E., p.195-6.

Listing NGR: SK0921600377

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Source: English Heritage

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