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Description: Parish Church (Dedication Unknown)
Date Listed: 22 September 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 305837
OS Grid Reference: SP3300841926
OS Grid Coordinates: 433008, 241926
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0747, -1.5198
3/74 Parish Church (dedication
Church. Nearly entirely rebuilt c.1665. Ashlar ironstone. Stone plinth. Steeply
pitched M-shaped roof: Stone slate to diminishing courses to front and C20 tile
to rear. Stone coped gables. Double-nave and west tower plan. 2 round-headed
east windows of 3 lights with cusped heads and hood moulds with lozenge shaped
label stops. North and south sides of naves each have two 4-light windows with
cusped heads, hood moulds and label stops. Buttresses between. South doorway has
stone surround with alternating rustication. Plank door. West tower. 3 stages.
Pointed arched 2-light windows with Y tracery, hood moulds and label stops to
belfry. Embattled parapet with gargoyles. String courses. Angle buttresses.
Interior: the 2 naves are separated by a 4-bay arcade with quatrefoil piers.
Renewed roofs. 3-sided C18 communion rail. Pulpit with ogee sounding board
c.1720. C18 box pews. Stone font with oval bowl, baluster stem and wooden cover
probably late C17. Set of 17 hatchments. A number of damaged C15,alabaster
effigies of the Conpton family including a lady C15, Sir Thomas Compton d.1528,
Knight late C16, 2 ladies late C16. Marble wall tablet to Sir William Compton
d.1663. Vases in broken segmental pediment. Brass floor plaque to Sir William
Compton dated 1663. Fragments of original painted plaster ceiling exhibited on
west wall include representations of night and day.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.242; Guidebook to Compton Wynyates,
p.21; V.C.H.; Warwickshire, Vol.V, pp.60-67).
Listing NGR: SP3300841929
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