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Church of St Mary, Colton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 February 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 272867

OS Grid Reference: SK0475620412
OS Grid Coordinates: 404756, 320412
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7813, -1.9309

Location: Bellamour Way, Colton, Staffordshire WS15 3LL

Locality: Colton
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS15 3LL

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Listing Text

SK 02 SW
1/21 Church of St. Mary

- II*

Parish church. Early C13 west tower and late C13 south chapel are
incorporated in a church of 1850-2 by G.E. street. Sandstone ashlar;
plain tile roofs with coped verges. West tower, 3-bay nave with side
aisles, 3-bay chancel and south chapel. West tower. Early C13.
2 stages with diagonal buttresses dying into a second stage off-set,
and a C19 crenellated parapet with eight crocketed pinnacles. The
first stage has a single lancet to each outer face; the belfry has
paired lancets. South aisle. 1850-2 except for the late C13 west
wall with lancet window. Buttresses at the bay divisions. The south
windows are pointed and of 2 trefoil headed lights with Decorated tracery;
scroll moulded sill string. Gabled south porch with gabled corner
buttresses. Pointed outer arch of 2 wave-moulded orders and hood
mould terminating in heads. Inside, a pointed doorway with roll and
fillet and wave-moulded surround. South chapel. Late C13. Attached
to east end of south aisle. Bay divisions marked by buttresses.
The central and eastern bays are lit by single lancets; the western
bay by paired lancets, and a C17 rectangular window with chamfered
surround. Central pointed south door of 2 chamfered orders. East
window of 3 grouped lancets with roll-moulded surrounds. North aisle.
1850-2. 2 and 3 light pointed windows with Decorated tracery.
Chancel. 1850-2. 2 and 3-light north windows and 5-light east window,
pointed with Decorated tracery. In the centre of the north side is
a monument to the Rev. Abdeli Seaton and his wife, died 1857. Segmental,
pointed recess with bail flower surround and scroll-moulded hood.
Interior. 5-bay nave arcades of 1850-2 quatrefoil piers with thin
shafts in the diagonals, and moulded bases and capitals supporting
pointed arches. The nave arcades are in imitation of the 4-bay south
chancel arcade the arches of which have 2 wave-moulded orders. The
nave roof has arch-braced scissor trusses and the aisle roofs cusped
arch-braced collars with tracery above the collars, the braces spring
from stone corbels. Arch-braced collar roof over the chancel incorpor-
ating a collar purlin. In the south chapel is a C13 piscina with
pointed trefoil head and sunken spandrels, and sedilia with pointed
arches and segment moulded surrounds. Corona to the south chancel
aisle of 1850-2 by Street, and to the nave of 1892 by Hardman, Powell
& co. Fittings. Font by Street with a cluster of squat fillet moulded
cylindrical columns carrying an octagonal basin with panelled sides
and ball flower ornament around the base, conical wooden font cover.
Semi-octagonal stone pulpit by Street with open traceried sides and
ball flower. Full set of benches and stalls by Street. 3 misericords,
one with a Janus head and the others wyverns. Stained glass. The
east windows of the chancel and north aisle and one of the northern
chancel windows are of 1858 by William Wailes. B.o.E. pp. 106-7.

Listing NGR: SK0475620412

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Source: English Heritage

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