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Church of St Giles, Lapworth

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 308291

OS Grid Reference: SP1699072811
OS Grid Coordinates: 416990, 272811
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3531, -1.7520

Location: Vicarage Road, Solihull B94 6PU

Locality: Lapworth
Local Authority: Warwick District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B94 6PU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Packwood Hall Moated Site, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SP17SE (East side)
1/28 Church of Saint Giles
05/12/49 (Formerly listed as Packwood
Church, Glasshouse Lane,
Packwood, in the Urban
District of Solihull)
6V II*
Church. Nave and chancel of c.1300; tower of c.1500; north transept of c.1704;
C19 vestry and organ bay. Squared random coursed stone; brick to north transpet;
C20 plain-tile roofs to nave, chancel and transept; roof of tower not visible.
2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave, single-bay. North transept and west tower.
Timber-framed on stone plinth to left of centre of nave. 2-centre arched
doorway with ribbed wood door. Lancets with trefoil heads to left, and to right
of centre of nave. Y-tracery window to right of nave. Blocked 2-centre arched
doorway to left of centre of chancel. Lancet with trefoil head to left of
chancel. Y-tracery window to right of chancel. East end of chancel: 3-light
intersecting tracery window. North side: Y-tracery window to left of chancel.
Cusped lancets to organ bay at right of chancel. Round-headed 3-light
Intersecting tracery window to end of North transept. Irregular C19 fenestration
to vestry at left of nave. Lancet with trefoil head to right of nave. Tower:
west side; 4-centre arched doorway with carved spandrels and hood mould. 3-light
Perpendicular tracery window above. Single-light glazed rectangular opening to
each side of ringers chamber. Stair turret projects to south, with sundial.
Battlemented parapet. Interior: 2-bay Queen-post roof with wind braces to
chancel. Cusped piscina to right of altar. Some medieval glass fragments to side
windows of chancel. C18 altar rail with wood baluster balustrade. C15 chancel
screen with lancet-openings to top. C19 choir stalls. 2-centre chancel arch.
3-bay collar-truss roof to nave. C19 wood pulpit, and pews. C19 octagonal stone
pillar supportingprobably C13 round stone font. 2-centre arch to tower. Round arch
to transept with C17 transept screen. Memorials to Featherston family of
Packwood Hall. Medieval wall paintings above chancel arch. History: tower built
at the expense of Nicholas Brome, Lord of Baddesley Clinton manor, who
discovered his wife being "chucked under the chin" by the parish priest and
murdered him. In atonement he financed the tower at Packwood and at Baddesley
Clinton churches. The transept was built for the Featherston family of Packwood
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire 1966, p370; H.H. Fox: A New Guide to
Packwood Church: guide book: 1985)
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Listing NGR: SP1699072811

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Source: English Heritage

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