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Description: Church of St Cuthbert
Date Listed: 8 September 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 309075
OS Grid Reference: SP2429690990
OS Grid Coordinates: 424296, 290990
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5163, -1.6434
There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, 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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SHUSTOKE CHURCH END
14/170 Church of St. Cuthbert
Church. Late C13 chancel and west tower, C14 nave and late C14/early C15 upper
stages of tower. Coursed sandstone. Plain-tiled roofs with end parapets and
gable crosses. Plan of west tower, nave and chancel. West tower of 4 stages on
splayed plinth with embattled parapets and crocketed pinnacles and grotesque
gargoyles at the corners. There are 4-stage diagonal buttresses. The west window
is of late C13, of 2-lights with Y-tracery in 2-centred arch. The first and
second stages have loop windows, those at the second stage have ogee-heads with
finials. The bell-stage has 2 openings, with cinquefoil heads in 2-centred
arches. Octagonal spire of sandstone ashlar with 3 single-light openings with
foiled heads. Nave: Varied plinth height indicates different builds. 3 windows
with restored C19 tracery. 2 of 2-lights, one of 3-lights, all with reticulated
tracery in 2-centred chamfered arch with moulded label. South porch C14 in
origin, but side walls rebuilt C19. Gabled parapet. Two-centred outer arch of
hollow and roll moulded order on attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases
and renewed columns. Inner arch 2-centred and of 2 continuous wave moulded
orders with label and mask stops. East wall of south aisle has late C17 wall
monument in bolection moulded surround. The inscription has been eroded.
Chancel: South wall has 2 windows each of 2 lights with Y-tracery in 2-centred
and chamfered arch with label. Doorway to chancel has 2-centred arch of 2
continuous cavetto mouldings. There is a low side window in 2-centred arch at
west end of chancel. C18 chest tomb adjoins the chancel on the south side. The
east window has a C19 window of 3-lights. North doorway of nave is 2-centred
with single continuous wave moulding. Blocked doorway. Interior: C13 west tower
arch has 3 chamfered orders to 2-centred arch. Aisleless nave with C19 roof of 5
bays. C13 chancel arch 2-centred and of 2 chamfered orders. The chancel has a
double piscina in the south wall. Trefoil heads to 2 bays in 2-centred arch with
quatrefoil to the spandrel. In north wall a monument to Sir William Dugdale
(d.1685), the antiquary, of Blyth Hall, Shustoke. Plain tomb chest with shield
and garland. Back panel with open segmental pediment. North vestry has a reset
Norman window. Font: C12 bowl on C20 base. Tapering cylindrical bowl with frieze
of intersecting arcading on columns with pedimented capitals. Above a band of
running foliage and below one of cable ornament. Chest: C16. Oak with iron
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p390; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV )
Listing NGR: SP2429690990
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