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Parish Church (Dedication Unknown)

A Grade I Listed Building in Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.0747 / 52°4'28"N

Longitude: -1.5198 / 1°31'11"W

OS Eastings: 433008

OS Northings: 241926

OS Grid: SP330419

Mapcode National: GBR 6R2.SP9

Mapcode Global: VHBYP.L3XV

Entry Name: Parish Church (Dedication Unknown)

Listing Date: 22 September 1981

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305837

Location: Compton Wynyates, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Compton Wynyates

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Tysoe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

3/74 Parish Church (dedication
22/09/81 unknown)


Church. Nearly entirely rebuilt c.1665. Ashlar ironstone. Stone plinth. Steeply
pitched M-shaped roof: Stone slate to diminishing courses to front and C20 tile
to rear. Stone coped gables. Double-nave and west tower plan. 2 round-headed
east windows of 3 lights with cusped heads and hood moulds with lozenge shaped
label stops. North and south sides of naves each have two 4-light windows with
cusped heads, hood moulds and label stops. Buttresses between. South doorway has
stone surround with alternating rustication. Plank door. West tower. 3 stages.
Pointed arched 2-light windows with Y tracery, hood moulds and label stops to
belfry. Embattled parapet with gargoyles. String courses. Angle buttresses.
Interior: the 2 naves are separated by a 4-bay arcade with quatrefoil piers.
Renewed roofs. 3-sided C18 communion rail. Pulpit with ogee sounding board
c.1720. C18 box pews. Stone font with oval bowl, baluster stem and wooden cover
probably late C17. Set of 17 hatchments. A number of damaged C15,alabaster
effigies of the Conpton family including a lady C15, Sir Thomas Compton d.1528,
Knight late C16, 2 ladies late C16. Marble wall tablet to Sir William Compton
d.1663. Vases in broken segmental pediment. Brass floor plaque to Sir William
Compton dated 1663. Fragments of original painted plaster ceiling exhibited on
west wall include representations of night and day.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.242; Guidebook to Compton Wynyates,
p.21; V.C.H.; Warwickshire, Vol.V, pp.60-67).

Listing NGR: SP3300841929

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