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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Shenstone, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6011 / 52°36'4"N

Longitude: -1.8653 / 1°51'55"W

OS Eastings: 409216

OS Northings: 300377

OS Grid: SK092003

Mapcode National: GBR 3D7.WRZ

Mapcode Global: WHCH1.9WZ9

Plus Code: 9C4WJ42M+CV

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 15 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272704

Location: Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B74

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Shenstone

Built-Up Area: Sutton Coldfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Little Aston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Description

SK 00 SE
8/89

SHENSTONE C.P.
WALLSALL ROAD (south side)
Church of St Peter

II
Chapel of ease. 1873-74 by G.E Street for Hon.Edward Swynfen Parker-Jervis of Little Aston Hall (q.v.). Red sandstone ashlar; tiled roofs with verge parapets. Decidedly picturesque Early English style. Nave, chancel, south aisle and vestry, south west steeple.

Steeple: three stages, banded and with angle buttresses of three stages, gabletted head. Bell chamber has pointed labelled arcading of three bays to each side, blind except to centres which have louvred openings, corbelled eaves to broach spire which has two tiers of diminishing lucarnes. Centre stage has lancets set over pointed, moulded west door with engaged columns under the imposts; octagonal stair tower is clasped to north west angle, rising to the centre stage and assisting the composition with the nave: of three bays exposed to the north with pointed two-light Y-tracery windows, continuous string below cill level, buttress to east and small engaged octagonal projection to north west, echoing the stair tower. The west gable has a pointed five-light stepped lancet window set over the single storey flat roofed choir vestry projection built on in 1955.

South aisle: pent (of flatter pitch) and of three bays similar to the north side of the nave, the aisle is clasped in place by the taller, projecting, gabled vestry: the south face has a lancet to the right, the string stepped up to a trefoil-headed, boarded door, the west gable (looking over the aisle) has a quatrefoil light to the apex; to the east a further, lower additional bay fills in the return angle to the chancel, with a quatrefoil light to the south and a triple-light lancet to the east gable flush but lower than the chancel slightly lower than, but flush with the nave; three bays of lancets exposed to the north with a stepped string and angle buttresses; triple lancet pointed east window larger than on the smaller adjacent gable.

Interior: three bay south arcade, pointed on round columns, pointed chancel arch and strong segmental relieving arches to south aisle windows. Pointed arches to north and east of tower form a continuation of the arcade and aisle. Nave roof with arch braced collar trusses supporting a wind braced single purlin; the chancel roof has trussed rafters in a barrel vault; reredos carving by Earp.

Pulpit: stone, octagonal on clustered marble columns, inset panels to faces finished in marble mosaic. Font: similar to pulpit. Elaborate brass choir rails.

Listing NGR: SK0921600377

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