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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harlaston, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6959 / 52°41'45"N

Longitude: -1.6833 / 1°40'59"W

OS Eastings: 421502

OS Northings: 310957

OS Grid: SK215109

Mapcode National: GBR 5FZ.TH9

Mapcode Global: WHCGR.3HQM

Plus Code: 9C4WM8W8+8M

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 27 February 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272815

ID on this website: 101038795

Location: St Matthew's Church, Harlaston, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B79

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Harlaston

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Harlaston

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SK 21 SW HARLASTON C.P. MAIN ROAD (North-west side)

2/62 Church of St. Matthew

Parish church. Mainly 1882-3 by Ewan Christian but retains some early
C13 work. Red brick and some C13 coursed and squared sandstone blocks;
plain tile roof with crested ridge tiles. West tower, 3-bay nave, 2-bay
chancel and north-east vestry. West tower: early C13 with C19 restoration;
one stage with hipped roof surmounted by a timber framed bell turret with
pyramidal roof; C13 lancet windows to north and south, C19 east window in a
C15 style, 3 cinquefoil arched lights with pierced spandrels beneath a
square head. Nave: Decorated style windows of 2 trefoil arched lights
with quatrefoil over, beneath a segmental pointed arch, the north-west
window has 3 cinquefoil arched lights; pointed south doorway with double
ogee moulded surround and hood mould, gabled timber-framed porch with
shaped barge boards and traceried open panels. Chancel: stone plinth
probably comprised of re-used C13 stonework; north and south windows
similar to those of the nave, pointed east window of 3 lights and reticu-
lated tracery, hood mould terminating in heads. Vestry: Caernarvon arch
door to the north and lateral stack to the west of it; east window
similar to those of nave and chancel, single-light west window with trefoil
arched light under a segmental pointed head. Interior: C13 tower arch,
pointed and double chamfered; 2 massive medieval timber framed trusses
supporting the west turret, each has a pair of quasi-aisle posts, tie beam
and arch braces, the inner face of each post has a chamfered fillet;
segmental arch on the north side of the chancel, pointed vestry door
immediately east of it. Fittings: C19 circular stone font, the pedestal
has 4 nook shafts with moulded bases and capitals. Monuments: tablet
to Anne Lady Egerton, died 1726, open base pediment, foliated scrolls to
the sides and cherub's head to the bottom; Webb family tablet, circa
1840, egg and dart frieze; table to William Darlaston Webb, died 1863,
the base has a frieze with inlaced pattern, surmounted by a heraldic
frieze flanked by scrolls. Stained glass: good east window of 1894
depicting the ascension. Photograph at the west end of the nave taken
prior to the restoration of 1883. B.o.E. p. 142.

Listing NGR: SK2150210957

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