Description: Church House
Church of St Edmund
Date Listed: 6 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 308751
OS Grid Reference: SP4688870922
OS Grid Coordinates: 446888, 270922
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3344, -1.3133
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THURLASTON CHURCH LANE
SP47SE (South side)
2/106 Church of St. Edmund and
06/10/60 Church House
(Formerly listed as Church)
Church and attached house. Built as a chapel-school, to be used as a school
during the week and a church on Sunday, with schoolmaster's house attached.
1849. Designed by William Butterfield. Flemish bond brick. Tile roofs have ridge
cresting; house has brick internal stack to rear. Chancel, nave, north vestry
and west tower forming house. Simple Gothic Revival style. One-bay chancel,
3-bay nave. House is one-unit plan. 3 storeys; one-window range. Chancel has
simple plinth and tile-coped diagonal buttresses of 2 offsets. 3-light east
window has Gothic tracery. Limestone tracery throughout. South side has small
wooden window. Small lean-to vestry has chamfered straight-headed east window.
Nave roof sweeps down lower. Buttresses have one offset. South-west porch has
chamfered segmental-pointed arch. Sides have open 5-light wooden openings.
Segmental pointed double-leaf plank doors inside. Two 4-light windows of
trefoiled lancets. North side has one window. Outshut to western part. Tower has
wood cross windows with brick segmental arches. Pyramid roof has arched wood
bellcote with steep pyramid roof. 2-storey range set back on left has
segmental-pointed plank door. Hipped roof. Interior of church is plastered, but
with red brick gables. Chancel has segmental arched vestry door. Chamfered brick
segmental-pointed chancel arch. Chancel and nave have arched brace roofs; nave
also has king posts. Windows have run-out chamfered wood lintel. Fittings: stone
font has shaft of quatrefoil section with chevron moulding. Quartered bowl with
lozenge moulding. Simple chamfered benches, probably original. Mid/late C20
panelling and pulpit. The church is actually orientated north-south. It is an
interesting example of a distinctively Victorian building type, which was then
'new in idea and practice'.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, pp.433 and 531; Paul Thompson: William
Butterfield, pp.93, 110, 114, 178, 179, 181, 217, 429).
Listing NGR: SP4688870922
Source: English Heritage
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