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Church of St Bartholomew, Blore with Swinscoe

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275060

OS Grid Reference: SK1373949324
OS Grid Coordinates: 413739, 349324
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0410, -1.7965

Location: Blore, Staffordshire DE6 2BS

Locality: Blore with Swinscoe
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE6 2BS

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Listing Text

SK 14 NW
5/64 Church of St. Bartholomew
Parish Church. Probably a C13 shell remodelled in the early'Cl6.
Coursed and squared limestone and sandstone rubble with ashlar quoins
and dressings; lead covered roofs. West tower, 3-bay nave with
south porch and north aisle, single-bay chancel and north chapel.
West tower: 3 stages with belfry band and moulded parapet string
and crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles; pointed west window
with cusped Y-tracery and hollow chamfered surround, single-light
loops to second stage, belfry openings are pointed with cusped
Y-tracery; mutilated corner gargoyles at belfry and parapet levels.
Nave: square-headed windows of three 3-centred arch lights with
hollow chamfered mullions, the westernmost window is pointed with 2
trefoil arch lights and quatrefoil over, hollowed surround and hollow
chamfered mullion; blocked door below central window, porch with
pointed opening and pine gate. North aisle: square-headed windows of
three 4-centred lights, the easternmost window has 3 cinquefoil-
headed lights beneath a 3-centred head, and a hollow chamfered surround.
Chancel: the south window has 2 lights with 4-centred heads and a
hollow chamfered mullion, the east window has an almost semi-circular
head with 4 cinquefoil-headed lights and cusped intersecting tracery
incorporating quatrefoils. North chapel: the north side has a
square-headed window to the west with two 4-centred lights and a
hollow chamfered surround, a pointed window to the east with a hollow
chamfered surround and cusped Y-tracery incorporating a quatrefoil and
a blocked pointed doorway to the centre; the east window has a
roughly 4-centred head with 3 cinquefoil arch lights. Interior: the
north arcade has 2 double-chamfered pointed arches and central
octagonal pier with moulded capital; pointed and double chamfered
chancel arch springing from engaged semi-octagonal columns; pointed
and double chamfered tower arch; the roofs of the nave, aisle and
chancel are of low pitch with cambered tie beams, ridge piece and
one pair of purlins, all members are moulded. Fittings: C16
octagonal stone font with moulded base, trefoil-headed panels to
the pedestal and quatrefoil panels containing shields to the basin;
C17 oak pulpit, semi-octagonal with panelled sides; C17 oak benches
and stalls, some with poppyheads; C17 oak screens to chancel and
north chapel, with curved foliage decoration and open panels
containing Perpendicular tracery, the chancel screen has late C19
decorative wrought iron gates; C17 oak panelling in chancel; C17
oak alter rail and gate with bobbin turned balusters. Monuments:
The Basset tomb:- William Basset died 1601, wife Judith Corbet
died 1640 and son-in-law Henry Howard died 1616; alabaster,
rectangular plan, Corinthian arcade at each end supporting shields,
3 recumbent figures, William Basset in the centre raised above the
other two, 2 kneeling daughters at their heads; marble wall plaque
to Thomas Thompkins died 1640; wall plaques to Richard Taylor died
1737 and to Sarah Challinor died 1745/6. Stained glass: good east
window of 1865. Graded I for the generally unaltered medieval and
C16 fabric and interior features. B.O.E. p. 74.

Listing NGR: SK1374049325

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Source: English Heritage

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