Church of All Saints, Richard's Castle (Shropshire)
Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 28 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 484207
OS Grid Reference: SO4943170658
OS Grid Coordinates: 349431, 270658
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3317, -2.7435
Location: B4361, Richards Castle (Shropshire), Shropshire SY8 4EG
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482-1/8/159 Church of All Saints
Parish church. 1892. By Richard Norman Shaw. Coursed
rusticated Grinshill sandstone with ashlar dressings. Plain
tiles with ashlar coped gables.
PLAN: chancel, 3-bay nave with south aisle, south-west tower
and north porch. 2-bay chancel with north vestry and south
choir vestry. 3-stage tower incorporating south porch.
EXTERIOR: chancel with 2 straight-headed Decorated-style
windows with reticulated tracery to each of the north and
south walls. Early Perpendicular-style 5-light east window.
Angle buttresses. Vestries form a substructure to the west end
of chancel with the wall of the organ loft breaking the
chancel eaves line and rising to a raised battlemented
parapet. Nave north wall with three 3-light cusped windows
with reticulated tracery in Decorated style.
Perpendicular-style west window of 5 cusped lancets. South
aisle has 3 windows similar to the chancel. West window of the
aisle in Decorated style with 3 cusped lancets and reticulated
tracery, the east window with 2 cusped lancets with
quatrefoil. Gabled north porch. Tower with diagonal buttresses
to first stage. Battlemented parapet with pyramid roof. Upper
stage set back at high level with corner pinnacles rising from
the set-off. Wide pointed archway over 2 flights of entrance
steps to south door. Stair turret to west. Simple 4-light
stone mullioned window to south. Each face of the bell stage
with double louvred windows of 2 cusped lancets with
INTERIOR: chancel roof of 5 arched braced trusses with plain
double purlins and ridge. Sedilia and piscina. Vestry doorways
have alternating boss carvings covering 3 intrados bands under
a hoodmould with figurative label stops. Pointed chancel arch
on foliated capitals. Nave roof of 8 trusses similar to
chancel roof. South arcade of 3-bay pointed arches on
unadorned columns. Oak pews, pulpit and doors by Norman Shaw.
Reredos in medieval Burgundian style by Charles Buckeridge.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire: Harmondsworth:
Listing NGR: SO4943370658
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