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Church of St Paul, Nuneaton

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 308581

OS Grid Reference: SP3334991403
OS Grid Coordinates: 433349, 291403
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5195, -1.5099

Location: Church Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 8RQ

Locality: Nuneaton
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV10 8RQ

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Listing Text

SP39SW (West side)
1/43 Church of St. Paul
- II

Church. 1822-1823 by J. Russell for the Commissioners for Building Churches.
Chancel added 1897 by G.B. Vialls. Flemish bond brick with some stone dressings.
Graduated slate roof has deep plastered eaves and pediment gables with
widely-spaced modillions. Chancel has blue brick plinth and stone dressings.
Ridge tile cresting and stone-coped gable parapet with moulded kneelers and
finial. Nave, chancel, west tower, east vestries. Simple classical style; Gothic
Revival chancel. Large 4-bay nave, small 3-bay chancel. Chancel has buttresses
flush with east wall. 3-light east window has bar tracery, hood mould and head
stops. Small lancet opening above. Chancel roof breaks into nave pediment.
Pediment has triangular sunk panels and louvred round-arched opening with
projecting surround. Nave and remainder of-church have round-arched openings
with stone sills set in blank arches. 2-light windows have painted wood tracery
of the 'Venetian' type, with round-arched lights and a circle; sunk panels in
brickwork below. Nave windows have 2 transoms and stone band at springing level.
North-east vestry of 2 bays has 4-panelled door with traceried fanlight and
blocked window. South-east vestry of one bay has part-glazed round-arched door,
with sunk panel above. Each vestry has window with one transom to return side,
moulded brick cornice and embattled parapet. West front has blind arches. Tower
of 3 stages cuts into nave pediment. Stone string courses. Round-arched flush
4-panelled double-leaf doors. Return sides have blind openings, largely hidden
by lean-to addition to north. Second stage has louvred openings. Third stage has
slightly-projecting angle piers with plain stone capitals. Round openings with
stone frames have clock faces to north and south, and pierced painted infill to
west. Moulded stone cornice and balustrade. Interior is plastered. Spacious nave
has coved and panelled ceiling with flat moulded ribs. West gallery has painted
fielded panelled front and curved ends, on chamfered posts. Chamfered stone
Tudor chancel arch of 1897 has hood mould with foliage stops. Chancel has 3-bay
king post roof. Fittings: late C19 pews, altar rails and organ case. Font of
1883. Octagonal carved wood pulpit dated 1906 has blind Gothic tracery. Late
C19/early C20 reredos. Stained glass: early C20 east window.
(VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, pp165; Buildings of England: Warwickshire: pp404;
Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1894; pp195)

Listing NGR: SP3334991403

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Source: English Heritage

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