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Church of St Mary and St Lawrence, Waterhouses

Description: Church of St Mary and St Lawrence

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275170

OS Grid Reference: SK0784049458
OS Grid Coordinates: 407840, 349458
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0423, -1.8845

Location: Church Bank, Waterhouses, Staffordshire ST10 3EN

Locality: Waterhouses
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 3EN

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Listing Text


3/1/67 Church of St. Mary and
St. Lawrence (formerly listed
as Church of St Mary Cauldon)

Chapel-of-ease. 1781-4 the chancel incorporating some earlier,
probably C14, material. Ashlar and coursed and squared rubble with
rusticated ashlar quoins of unequal length; plain tile and slate roofs
with coped verges. West tower, 3-bay nave with north aisle and south
porch, single-bay chancel, north-west vestry in the angle between the
aisle and west tower. West tower: 2 stages with chamfered parapet
band and low parapet with corner pinnacles; circular window to ground
floor south with moulded surround, single-light belfry openings with
semi-circular heads. Nave: semi-circular arch windows with moulded
surrounds and raised reeded keystones, cyma recta moulded eaves
cornice and low parapet. North aisle has plain windows with semi-
circular arches. Gabled south porch dated 1885 with semi-circular
outer arch and dripstone springing from chamfered imposts, leading to
a doorway with shouldered head. Chancel: semi-circular arch windows
with chamfered surrounds, pointed south doorway. Vestry: west door
and north window both with semi-circular arch. Interior: north arcade
of semi-circular arches springing from square section piers with cyma
recta moulded capitals, blind rectangular panels above the arches; wide
semi-circular chancel arch springing from moulded imposts; chamfered
west doorway with semi-circular arch; nave roof has tie beams
supported on timber cantilevers, short stubby king-posts, one pair of
purlins and a ridge piece; the chancel roof has raking struts extending
from tie beams to principals, shaped collars, one pair of purlins and a
ridge piece. Fittings: coat of arms of George IV dated 1829; very
plain C19 octagonal stone font with moulded base; early C19 wooden
pulpit with trefoil headed openwork panels; wall panelling to chancel;
early C19 altar rail with cinquefoil headed arcading. Monuments:
several wall plaques, each surmounted by an urn: Nave south wall:
Sarah Cropper died 1814, marble, inscription panel with curtains drawn
to each side. Chancel, north wall: Sampson Wheildon, died 1807.
Chancel south wall: William Marshall, died 1800; Jane Wilmott, died 1843.
Stained glass: east window of 1936, crucifixion scene. B.O.E. p. 94.

Listing NGR: SK0784049458

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Source: English Heritage

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