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Catholic Church of St Wilfrid

A Grade II Listed Building in Cotton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.0146 / 53°0'52"N

Longitude: -1.903 / 1°54'10"W

OS Eastings: 406602

OS Northings: 346375

OS Grid: SK066463

Mapcode National: GBR 374.ZNM

Mapcode Global: WHBCY.QHZ8

Entry Name: Catholic Church of St Wilfrid

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275076

Location: Cotton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Cotton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Oakamoor Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 04 NE
4/80 Catholic Church of St. Wilfrid
Roman Catholic Church. 1846-8 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin with
additions of 1936-7 by George Drysdale. Ashlar; plain tile roof with fish scale tile bands. A Gothic style of circa 1300; south-west tower, 8-
bay nave with south aisle, 2-bay chancel of 1936-7 and north-east
vestry with extension of 1936-7. South-west tower: 3 stages with
broach spire and angle buttresses, the stages are marked by roll
and fillet moulded strings, the first and second stage windows have
trefoiled arches and hood moulds terminating in heads, pointed belfry
windows with 2 trefoiled ogee-arch lights with supermullions and a
single reticulation over, continuous roll and fillet moulded dripstone;
stair turret at north-west angle with rectangular loops, pointed
south door with roll and fillet hood mould terminating in heads,
approached by a flight of stone steps. Nave: pointed windows with
2 trefoil-headed lights and cusped Y-tracery, hood moulds terminating
in heads, buttress at each bay division and diagonal buttresses to
the west corners, west window of 4 trefoil-headed lights and Y-tracery
containing quatrefoils, roll and fillet hood mould terminating in
heads; pointed west door of 3 roll and fillet moulded orders with
foliated capitals to the nook shafts. South aisle: south windows
of 3 lights with intersecting tracery containing trefoils and
quatrefoils, east window has 3 lights and Geometric tracery. Chancel:
pointed windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights and reticulated tracery,
east window of 5 lights, 3 with trefoiled heads and 2 with cinque-
foiled heads, intersecting tracery containing quatrefoils. Vestry:
1846-8 with addition of circa 1936-7, original vestry is of 2 bays
with central pointed door flanked by paired lights; extension to
the east with hipped roof and north window of 6 lights all with
segmental pointed heads. Interior: austere. South arcade has
double chamfered pointed arches on cylindrical columns with foliated
capitals; high pointed chancel arch on engaged semi-octagonal
columns with moulded capitals and bases; scissor braced naive roof;
panelled chancel ceiling. Fittings: good reredos, 5 pointed arches
with Y-tracery. Stained glass: good glass in the south aisle of
various dates, from the west: 1880-90, St. Bernard; 1949 Teresa of
Avila and St. John; 1943, St. Francis; Saint Peter, Mary, and
Andrew probably by Hardman; 1885-97, crucifixion; east window of
aisle dated 1936. B.O.E. p. 109.

Listing NGR: SK0660246375

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