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Church of St Giles

A Grade II Listed Building in Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.533 / 52°31'58"N

Longitude: -1.6605 / 1°39'37"W

OS Eastings: 423128

OS Northings: 292846

OS Grid: SP231928

Mapcode National: GBR 5J4.110

Mapcode Global: VHBW9.5LJK

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 8 September 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 309401

Location: Nether Whitacre, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, B46

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Nether Whitacre

Built-Up Area: Nether Whitacre

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Whitacres, Lea Marston and Shustoke

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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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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