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Description: Church of St Wilfred
Date Listed: 30 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 309095
OS Grid Reference: SP2832190618
OS Grid Coordinates: 428321, 290618
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5127, -1.5841
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ARLEY RECTORY ROAD
SP29SE (East side)
4/7 Church of St. Wilfrid
Church. C14. Considerably restored 1873. Regular coursed and ashlar red
sandstone. Late C19 timber framed porch with rendered infill. Old plain-tile
roofs to chancel and porch; chancel has coped gable parapet with gablet
kneelers; nave roof hidden behind moulded cornice and parapet. Chancel, nave,
west tower, south porch. 3-bay nave, 3-bay chancel. Splay plinths throughout.
Chancel has diagonal and side buttresses of 2 offsets. 3-light east window has
cusped intersecting tracery. Hood moulds to most openings. South doorway of 2
moulded ogee orders, hood mould with finial and plank door. Small deep splayed
square window above. 2-light windows, straight-headed to south-west. On north
side are three 2-light windows, each longer than the last, with stepped sill
course. Varying tracery throughout. Porch has double-leaf 4-centred 4-panelled
doors, with unglazed overlight. Doorway of chamfered orders inside has C19
door. Painted sundial above and to right of porch. Nave has eastern and western
buttresses. 3-light windows, of 3 cusped lancets to south-east. North side has
octagonal stack in east corner. Small straight-headed window below of 2-ogee
lights. Blocked doorway with hood mould; window above has round-arched light in
straight head. Round-arched western window. Tower of 2 stages with splay course,
and diagonal buttresses of 2 offsets. C19 west window has cusped Y-tracery. Bell
chamber has renewed louvred openings with tracery. Moulded cornice and embattled
parapet. Interior is plastered. Chancel has C19 painted and stencilled panelled
ceiling. Late C19 chancel arch of continuous chamfered and moulded orders. Nave
has C19 boarded ceiling. Fittings: late C19 panelled dado, reredos, screen,
altar rails, font etc. Stained glass: chancel north west: some C14 glass.
Monuments: chancel north: C14 tomb recess of 2 segmental pointed moulded orders
and restored hood mould, with recumbent effigy of a priest.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p72; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol VI, p10)
Listing NGR: SP2832190618
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Source: English Heritage
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