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Catholic Church of St Wilfrid, Cotton

Description: Catholic Church of St Wilfrid

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275076

OS Grid Reference: SK0660246375
OS Grid Coordinates: 406602, 346375
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0146, -1.9030

Location: Cotton Lane, Cotton, Staffordshire ST10 3DP

Locality: Cotton
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 3DP

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Listing Text

SK 04 NE
4/80 Catholic Church of St. Wilfrid
Roman Catholic Church. 1846-8 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin with
additions of 1936-7 by George Drysdale. Ashlar; plain tile roof with fish scale tile bands. A Gothic style of circa 1300; south-west tower, 8-
bay nave with south aisle, 2-bay chancel of 1936-7 and north-east
vestry with extension of 1936-7. South-west tower: 3 stages with
broach spire and angle buttresses, the stages are marked by roll
and fillet moulded strings, the first and second stage windows have
trefoiled arches and hood moulds terminating in heads, pointed belfry
windows with 2 trefoiled ogee-arch lights with supermullions and a
single reticulation over, continuous roll and fillet moulded dripstone;
stair turret at north-west angle with rectangular loops, pointed
south door with roll and fillet hood mould terminating in heads,
approached by a flight of stone steps. Nave: pointed windows with
2 trefoil-headed lights and cusped Y-tracery, hood moulds terminating
in heads, buttress at each bay division and diagonal buttresses to
the west corners, west window of 4 trefoil-headed lights and Y-tracery
containing quatrefoils, roll and fillet hood mould terminating in
heads; pointed west door of 3 roll and fillet moulded orders with
foliated capitals to the nook shafts. South aisle: south windows
of 3 lights with intersecting tracery containing trefoils and
quatrefoils, east window has 3 lights and Geometric tracery. Chancel:
pointed windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights and reticulated tracery,
east window of 5 lights, 3 with trefoiled heads and 2 with cinque-
foiled heads, intersecting tracery containing quatrefoils. Vestry:
1846-8 with addition of circa 1936-7, original vestry is of 2 bays
with central pointed door flanked by paired lights; extension to
the east with hipped roof and north window of 6 lights all with
segmental pointed heads. Interior: austere. South arcade has
double chamfered pointed arches on cylindrical columns with foliated
capitals; high pointed chancel arch on engaged semi-octagonal
columns with moulded capitals and bases; scissor braced naive roof;
panelled chancel ceiling. Fittings: good reredos, 5 pointed arches
with Y-tracery. Stained glass: good glass in the south aisle of
various dates, from the west: 1880-90, St. Bernard; 1949 Teresa of
Avila and St. John; 1943, St. Francis; Saint Peter, Mary, and
Andrew probably by Hardman; 1885-97, crucifixion; east window of
aisle dated 1936. B.O.E. p. 109.

Listing NGR: SK0660246375

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Source: English Heritage

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