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Church of St Lawrence, Rushton

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275357

OS Grid Reference: SJ9343462073
OS Grid Coordinates: 393434, 362073
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1557, -2.0996

Location: Rushton, Staffordshire SK11 0QU

Locality: Rushton
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SK11 0QU

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Listing Text

SJ 96 SW Rushton Bank

4/146 Church of St Lawrence

Parish church. C15 and earlier core to fabric dated variously from 1690
to 1848. Coursed and dressed stone and rubble; stone slate roofs; verge
parapets on shaped, corbelled kneelers and pinnacles. West tower clasped
by vestry and store; nave; north aisle and family chapel; chancel.
Tower: of 3 stages and flanked by lean-tos to north and south; the
profile from the west is of a gable, set slightly lower and shallower
than the nave, truncated below the apex and capped by a shiplap weather-
boarded bell-chamber of one stage with shingle roof, gabled north/south;
single light, rectangular, projecting, louvred bell chamber openings;
rectangular window to north lean-to and under west side of bell chamber,
4-light, labelled chamfer-mullion window to ground floor of west end and
arched light, 2-light window adjacent to vestry door, cambered head inscribed
on lintel with a shield I L W South porch: gabled and timber-framed,
I C M mid-C19 with arch-braces to gable end
1768 truss. Nave: of 4 bays; early C18
remodelling; very low, single-storey eaves line to south, broken by 2,
slightly projecting, tall, gabled and pinnacled masonry wall-face dormers
dated T S W , 3-light round-arch windows containing Gothic Survival
J T M tracery; windows of 3 round-headed lights set below and
1848 to east of each dormer. Ogee-headed south door heavily
nailed and boarded dated TWW . North aisle: lean-to, low eaves
1713 of 3 bays; chamfer mullioned 3-light
TBC windows; 2-light to west return
against tower; single-storey, flat-roofed chapel to east end of aisle
against chancel and flush to east end; crenellated parapet set above
eaves of aisle; 2, closely-spaced 3-arch light square-headed windows to
north side and blocked door with entrance steps to east, set against chancel.
Chancel: dated 1690; single bay, of similar eaves height to nave, but
shallower pitch; angle buttresses of 4 short stages and 2 massive gable
buttresses on plinths and of 6 short stages dated below corniced top
stage A.D. - 1848, referring to the buttresses only; labelled and ovolo
mullioned and transom 4-light, round-headed east window, dated over TKW
1690; chamfer mullion 2-light window to south; blocked door adjacent
to east inscribed in lintel TPW . Interior: 2 king post trusses
TCM remain of C15 timber framed church,
resting on posts to the north; the west truss is complete with tie,
braced king post to collar plate bearing trussed rafter construction;
eastern truss has a replaced king post, rising not to collar, but to
ridge and with curved arch-struts; rafters invisible beneath barrel
vaulted, plastered ceiling. C17 west gallery with shaped flat balusters
to handrail; 3-sided bay-front early C18 timber pulpit with free-standing,
moulded columns to angles; circular stone drum-shaped font against east
wall of vestry; family chapel to north-east of church on raised dais,
box pews and panelling to east wall; painted hatchments in chancel;
large painted inscription on centre of the beam: "O . WORSHIP . THE .

Listing NGR: SJ9343462073

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Source: English Heritage

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