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Church of St Constantine, Thorpe Constantine

Description: Church of St Constantine

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 272824

OS Grid Reference: SK2592608738
OS Grid Coordinates: 425926, 308738
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6757, -1.6180

Location: Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire B79 0LH

Locality: Thorpe Constantine
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: B79 0LH

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Listing Text


12/71 Church of St.


Estate church. Mainly 1883, incorporating some medieval, probably
C14 material. By J. Oldrid Scott. Ashlar; plain tile roof with coped
verges. West tower, 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, north-east vestry.
Tower: probably C14 with later alterations, 3 stages with plain parapet
and recessed stone spire; C19 pointed west doorway of 2 orders on
colonettes with stiff leaf capitals, the inner order is hollow chamfered,
the outer roll-moulded, hood mould with foliated stops; the second
stage has single-light north and south windows with trefoiled heads,
pointed belfry lights with Y-tracery and returned hood moulds; the
spire has pointed lower lights with Y-tracery and tall crocketed triangular
gablets, flanked by gargoyles and surmounted by foliated finials.
Nave and chancel: continuous plinth string stepped down from east to
west, buttresses to east ends of nave and chancel, the latter are diagonally
placed; pointed windows with cusped Y-tracery and hood moulds, 3-light
east window with cusped intersecting tracery; cast iron guttering and
rain water heads decorated with foliage and rosettes. Vestry: 2-light
transomed north window with trefoiled heads and hood mould, west door
with corbelled lintel. Interior: segmental pointed tower arch, probably
C14; pointed chancel arch of 2 quarter-round moulded orders, the inner
order springs from corbelled responds with moulded capitals; collar
and tie beam nave roof with cusped arch braces rising to the collar
from stone corbels, central strut between tie beam and collar with
cusped up-braces, square-set clasped purlins; blind arcades to north
and south walls of chancel, keel moulded shafts with moulded capitals
and bases and pointed arches with quarter-round moulding; east window
has a cusped rere arch springing from colonettes with moulded capitals
and bases; barrel ceiling with foliated bosses over the chancel. Fittings:
C19 octagonal marble font.

Listing NGR: SK2592608738

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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