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Baxterley Church, Baxterley

Description: Baxterley Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 309173

OS Grid Reference: SP2562497040
OS Grid Coordinates: 425624, 297040
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5706, -1.6234

Location: Hipsley Lane, Baxterley, Warwickshire CV9 2HS

Locality: Baxterley
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV9 2HS

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Listing Text

1/81 Baxterley Church
- II
Church; dedication unknown. Chancel of c.1200. Nave possibly C14, with C16/C17
west front, but otherwise very largely rebuilt and north aisle, vestry and porch
added c.1875 by Paull and Bickerdike. Various sandstones. Chancel and nave east
wall mostly of coursed squared rubble. Nave, aisle, vestry and porch of regular
coursed stone. Timber framed porch has rendered infill. Plain-tile roofs have
coped gable parapets, with trefoiled gablet kneelers to nave and aisle and cross
finials. Chancel, nave with west bell turret, north aisle and porch, north
vestry. 2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave. Chancel has C19 north-east and south-east
buttresses; remains of old south buttress. C19 triple east lancets. Round-arched
slit window to south. Restored C15 south low-side window is unglazed, with bars
and C19 shutter. Vestry has 3-light straight-headed east window with re-set C15
trefoiled ogee heads. North gable. Chamfered round-arched north doorway has
blind tympanum and hood mould, and plank door. Octagonal stack with open turret
in angle of vestry, nave and aisle. Nave is off axis to the south. East wall has
C19 window with cusped Y-tracery, with some C19 masonry above. South side has
three C19 buttresses. Window with cusped Y-tracery. Trefoiled western lancet.
West front has square C17 bell turret. 2 buttresses have offsets with ogee
gablets and upper gables. Small straight-headed one-light window, between
buttresses; larger blocked windows to left and right. Central upper window of 2
round-arched lights with string course above forming a hood. Smaller
round-arched lights to left and right. Bell turret has straight-headed 2-light
louvred west window and bell chamber openings. Moulded cornice and embattled
parapet with simple pinnacles. C19 buttress between nave and aisle. Aisle has
porch to third bay with ribbed double-leaf doors. Chamfered doorway with plank
door inside. 2-light east and north-east windows have simple geometrical
tracery. Central and western windows have cusped Y-tracery. Interior is
plastered. Chancel has two C19 plain sedilia. C19 wagon roof. C12 chancel arch,
reconstructed 1958, has fluted imposts and hood mould. North arcade of 2
chamfered orders has octagonal pillars with moulded capitals. West turret and
supporting walls portrude into nave and have simple moulded round arch. C19 nave
and aisle roofs. Fittings: C15 octagonal font has shields to alternate faces,
C19 pews etc. C19 stained glass. Monuments: north aisle north wall: Thomas Shaw
1772. Bolection moulded panel. Nave south wail: Boultbec family 1806 etc. Triple
panel and urns Turret south wall: Thomas Strong 1723. Round-arched panel in
architectural frame with shield and cornice above and winged skull below,
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p87; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p26)

Listing NGR: SP2562497040

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Source: English Heritage

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