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Church of St Chad

A Grade II Listed Building in Hopwas, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6433 / 52°38'35"N

Longitude: -1.7418 / 1°44'30"W

OS Eastings: 417568

OS Northings: 305093

OS Grid: SK175050

Mapcode National: GBR 4FB.BFK

Mapcode Global: WHCGX.6TTG

Entry Name: Church of St Chad

Listing Date: 29 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038801

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272832

Location: Wigginton and Hopwas, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B78

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Wigginton and Hopwas

Built-Up Area: Hopwas

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Tamworth St Editha

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


4/79 Church of St. Chad


Chapel-of-ease. 1881. By John Douglas. Red brick, timber framed
in the upper parts; plain tile roofs, shingled spirelet. 5-bay nave,
single-bay chancel, the 2 parts are linked by a central tower with south
vestry and north annexe accommodating the organ. Nave: north and
south sides have timber window frames of 3 and 4 cusped ogee headed
lights, and timber framing of closely spaced studs. 2 pointed west
windows of late C14 Perpendicular type with linked returned hood
moulds; 2-light window above with square head and straight hood mould.
Pointed south door with ashlar surround and moulded arch; gabled south
porch with pointed opening and king-post roof. Tower: 2 stages, single-
storey vestry and organ annexe with lean-to roofs and rectangular loops,
door to west end of vestry; the upper stage has rectangular panel framing
and tension braces; gabled stair turret on south side. Chancel: 5-
light east window with Perpendicular tracery and a square head; 2-light
windows to north and south also with Perpendicular tracery. Exposed
collar and tie beam roof truss with king strut and diagonal tracing.
Interior: the tower has brick east and west arches with quarter roll
and fillet mouldings. The nave has arch braced collar roof trusses
complete with wall posts from which the braces spring, and king posts
above the collar. The tower is ceiled by a network of beams and a
plank floor; segmental pointed arch to the north giving access to the
organ, and a pointed vestry door to the south; 8-bay blind arcade
above door level to the south. North and south chancel windows have
segmental pointed rere-arches. Fittings: octagonal stone font. Full
set of contemporary pews. Good wooden pulpit with stone base and steps,
and open cusped arches. Other contemporary woodwork includes a lectern,
benches with poppyheads, and a good wooden altar rail with traceried
panels. Stained glass: good east window or 1890 depicting scenes from
the life of Christ. B.o.E. p. 151.

Listing NGR: SK1756805093

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