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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dunstall, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7811 / 52°46'52"N

Longitude: -1.7236 / 1°43'24"W

OS Eastings: 418740

OS Northings: 320430

OS Grid: SK187204

Mapcode National: GBR 4CM.P1C

Mapcode Global: WHCGB.HCG8

Plus Code: 9C4WQ7JG+FH

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 26 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273601

Location: Dunstall, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DE13

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Dunstall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Dunstall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 12 SE
5/23 Church of St Mary
- II*

Parish church. 1852-3, by Henry Clutton for Peter Arkwright, succeeded
by John Hardy, both of Dunstall Hall. Random coursed, dressed and
squared Hollington stone; tiled roof with parapets. Loosely Decorated
style, south-west tower and spire, porch, nave, south aisle, chancel.
Tower: of 3 stages on plinth with diagonal buttresses of 2 stages (gabletted
to head of south-west); circular stair tower set against south-east
angle; broach spire on foliate corbelled cornice; quatrefoil-pattern,
fretted parapet inset from eaves and linked to spire by short flying
buttresses; large gabled 2-light lucarnes to each face with gargoyles
at eaves. Paired pointed labelled single-light openings to bell chamber;
ball flower intrados lancets to lower stages with quatrefoil opening to
head of stair tower. Porch: artfully set against stair tower; steeply
gabled buttresses run in the line of pitch give the impression of a triangle,
labelled pointed arch, ball flower to intrados run down to short pilasters;
trefoil-headed south door with elaborate strap hinges; the porch has a
stone tunnel vault with transverse ribs. South aisle: of 2 bays; lean-to
against nave, on plinth and with string at cill level; 2-stage buttress at
angle; trefoil-headed lancets; paired to left and single to right of south
face, 2-light pointed labelled window to east face. Chancel: of similar
detail to aisle, set lower than nave, of 2 widely-spaced bays; steeply
pointed and labelled 2-light windows with quatrefoil tracery to head;
trefoil-headed Priest door to centre. 3-light pointed East window. Lean-
to vestry to north side. Interior:. 4-bay nave, arcade to south; circular
columns, pointed arches and foliate capitals, pointed chancel arch on
corbelled pilasters; vaulted tower arch, braced and boarded nave and chancel
roofs; the chancel is completely lined in alabaster with tripartite stone
reredos. Pulpit and font of Caen stone, the former circular and in floral
diaper pattern, the latter square on 4 supports, with low-relief carved
sides. The stalls are fronted by blind geometric tracery. Glass: the
East window is by Willement, the second South window (chancel) by Burlison
and Grylls. B.o.E.

Listing NGR: SK1874020430

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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