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Church of St Giles, Nether Whitacre

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 September 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 309401

OS Grid Reference: SP2312892846
OS Grid Coordinates: 423128, 292846
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5330, -1.6605

Location: Dog Lane, Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire B46 2DY

Locality: Nether Whitacre
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 2DY

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Listing Text

5/87 Church of St. Giles
Church. C16 west tower, the rest rebuilt 1870. Ashlar tower, rock-faced ashlar
nave and coursed rubble chancel: both tower and nave incorporate medieval
masonry. Plain tile roof with stone coped verges. West tower, 4-bay nave with
south porch, and single-bay chancel with north-east vestry. West tower: 2
stages. Plinth with moulded coping, diagonal western corner buttresses and
square eastern corner buttresses, and plain parapet with moulded coping. Pointed
windows to west face of first stage and to belfry, all with Y-tracery and
returned hood moulds. To the right hand side of the west face at a level between
the upper and lower windows is a re-used C14 stone in which is carved a
trefoiled ogee arch, possibly the head of a former niche or piscina. Above the
tower west window is a fragment of a frieze of carved heads. At the level of the
belfry string are a series of grotesque heads. On the south face at about
mid-height is a carved shield with supporters. Nave: pointed 2-light windows
with Decorated tracery. Gabled south porch with pointed dorway and
scroll-moulded hood with naturalistic foliage stops. Chancel: windows similar to
those of the nave, the east window has 3 lights. C19 vestry of re-used medieval
masonry: one and 2-light windows of Decorated character; north door with Tudor
arch, possibly re-used. Interior: tall pointed tower arch of 2 chamfered orders
springing from cylindrical columns with moulded capitals; scroll-moulded hood
with naturalistic foliage stops. Piscina with segmental head, roll and filler
moulded surround and a basin carved with naturalistic foliage. Fittings: C19
octagonal stone font. Full set of C19 pine benches and choir stalls. C19
semi-octagonal pulpit: wood on stone base. C19 altar rail with decorative
wrought iron brackets.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: pp359-60; VCH: Warwickshire: pp254-5)

Listing NGR: SP2312892846

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Source: English Heritage

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