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Church of St Chad, Wigginton and Hopwas

Description: Church of St Chad

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 272832

OS Grid Reference: SK1756805093
OS Grid Coordinates: 417568, 305093
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6433, -1.7418

Location: Church Dr, Wigginton, Staffordshire B78 3AB

Locality: Wigginton and Hopwas
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: B78 3AB

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Listing Text


4/79 Church of St. Chad


Chapel-of-ease. 1881. By John Douglas. Red brick, timber framed
in the upper parts; plain tile roofs, shingled spirelet. 5-bay nave,
single-bay chancel, the 2 parts are linked by a central tower with south
vestry and north annexe accommodating the organ. Nave: north and
south sides have timber window frames of 3 and 4 cusped ogee headed
lights, and timber framing of closely spaced studs. 2 pointed west
windows of late C14 Perpendicular type with linked returned hood
moulds; 2-light window above with square head and straight hood mould.
Pointed south door with ashlar surround and moulded arch; gabled south
porch with pointed opening and king-post roof. Tower: 2 stages, single-
storey vestry and organ annexe with lean-to roofs and rectangular loops,
door to west end of vestry; the upper stage has rectangular panel framing
and tension braces; gabled stair turret on south side. Chancel: 5-
light east window with Perpendicular tracery and a square head; 2-light
windows to north and south also with Perpendicular tracery. Exposed
collar and tie beam roof truss with king strut and diagonal tracing.
Interior: the tower has brick east and west arches with quarter roll
and fillet mouldings. The nave has arch braced collar roof trusses
complete with wall posts from which the braces spring, and king posts
above the collar. The tower is ceiled by a network of beams and a
plank floor; segmental pointed arch to the north giving access to the
organ, and a pointed vestry door to the south; 8-bay blind arcade
above door level to the south. North and south chancel windows have
segmental pointed rere-arches. Fittings: octagonal stone font. Full
set of contemporary pews. Good wooden pulpit with stone base and steps,
and open cusped arches. Other contemporary woodwork includes a lectern,
benches with poppyheads, and a good wooden altar rail with traceried
panels. Stained glass: good east window or 1890 depicting scenes from
the life of Christ. B.o.E. p. 151.

Listing NGR: SK1756805093

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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