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Description: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter Paul and Elizabeth
Date Listed: 11 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 305316
OS Grid Reference: SP0836360403
OS Grid Coordinates: 408363, 260403
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2418, -1.8789
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1/153 Roman Catholic Church of
11/12/69 Saints Peter, Paul and
Roman Catholic Church. Built for Throckmorton family 1853. Designed by Charles
Hansom 1851. Regular coursed limestone. Tile roof with crested ridge tiles and
coped gables. Wide nave, chancel and north chapel, south-west turret and south
porch. Gothic Revival. Decorated style. 5-bay nave, 2-bay chancel and chapel.
West front has arched double-leaf doors with hood mould and stops. 3-light
traceried east and west windows, with hood mould and head stops. Tall thin
south-west turret starts square but turns octagonal. Top has trefoil openings
and gargoyles and pyramidal roof. Double-chamfered arched south doorway with
double-leaf doors. South porch has coped gables and buttresses flush with front.
Arch with hood mould and head stops. Nave has 2-light traceried windows
throughout. North chapel has diagonal and single buttresses with 2-light
traceried windows. North porch in angle of stone, timber and glass.
Single-storey link to priest's house has tall central gable, shouldered door and
casements. Interior: plastered walls throughout. Nave has scissor brace roof.
West gallery. Chancel arch without imposts. Chancel has panelled wagon roof with
good painted and stencilled decoration. Carved stone altar and reredos. 2-bay
arcade to chapel has round shaft. Chapel has plain panelled wagon roof.
Fittings: Piscina and seat. Stone pulpit and font with relief carvings; font
rests on 5 colonettes. Stained glass: Some original glass in nave, chapel east
window, and chancel east window attributed to Hardman (Buildings of England). A
good, little altered example of a C19 Catholic Church.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, p.74; Kelly's Directory of Birmingham,
Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, 1884, p.737).
Listing NGR: SP0836360403
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