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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Alrewas, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7348 / 52°44'5"N

Longitude: -1.7531 / 1°45'11"W

OS Eastings: 416769

OS Northings: 315267

OS Grid: SK167152

Mapcode National: GBR 4D5.FMH

Mapcode Global: WHCGJ.1JG9

Plus Code: 9C4WP6MW+WQ

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272525

ID on this website: 101038926

Location: All Saints' Church, Alrewas, Lichfield, Staffordshire, DE13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Alrewas

Built-Up Area: Alrewas

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alrewas All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SK 1615-1715; 9/39

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Church of all Saints



Parish Church. C13, replacing an earlier church, additions of the C14
and the C16 and of 1891. Large coursed and squared sandstone blocks;
lead roofs of low pitch. West tower, 3-bay nave with transepts and
south porch, 3-bay chancel.

West tower: C14, three stages with angle
buttresses dying into the second stage, hollow chamfered parapet string
and crenellated parapet with crocketed corner finials; West door of
circa 1200, two roll-moulded orders springing from nook shafts with
palmette capitals, and 2-leaf nail studded door with inscribed geometrical
pattern made up of diamond shapes incorporating the initials T.R.I. and
W.M.B. and the date 1622, and flamboyant strap hinges; pointed west
window immediately above with three cinquefoil-headed lights and perpendicular
tracery, single-light window to the south with segmental pointed head;
belfry marked by a string, pointed belfry openings with two trefoil-headed
lights and quatrefoil in the head. South aisle: mid-C14, heightened
in the C16, coinciding with a heightening of the nave arcades, bay
divisions marked by buttresses; pointed lower windows each with two
trefoil-headed lights and 8-lobed figure in the head and quarter-round moulded
surround, C19 restoration of C14 windows; paired Tudor-arch upper windows
with Y-tracery, C14 west window similar to the south windows, tall pointed
east window of three lights with curvilinear tracery of circa 1340 and
quarter-round moulded surround, tracery restored in C19. Gabled porch of 1866
with diagonal buttresses, pointed arch with hoodmould and engaged columns
with ballflower decorated capitals. North aisle: late C14, heightened
in the C16; C12 north door re-set, with single roll-moulded order
springing from nook shafts with cushion capitals, pointed lower windows
to centre and west of north side of two trefoil-headed lights with super
mullions and quatrefoil in the head, C15 square headed window to the east
with two trefoil-headed lights; C16 triangular arch upper windows of three
lights with cusped heads, large pointed east window of four trefoil-headed
lights with perpendicular tracery over, pointed west window of four lights
with cinquefoiled heads and perpendicular tracery, restored. Chancel:
C13; heightened in the C16 and restored in 1877; pilaster buttresses
at the bay divisions, lower windows to north and south are lancets,
upper windows are C19, probably copies of earlier windows, they are
pointed and have three trefoil-headed lights and deeply hollowed surrounds;
pointed doorway to the south with hood mould terminating in heads;
pointed east window of three pointed lights with cusped circles above, tracery
restored in C19.

INTERIOR: C13 south arcade, heightened in the C16,
double-chamfered pointed arches on octagonal columns with moulded capitals
and squat moulded bases; north arcade of 1891, pointed and
double-chamfered tower arch, pointed chancel arch with two continuous orders,
the inner has a sunken chamfer, the outer an ogee moulding, ogee-moulded
dripstone springing from corbels of which only the right-hand one remains,
this is carved with a face peering out of foliage; C16 roofs to nave and
south aisle with ridge piece, one pair of purlins and cambered tie beams,
all moulded, and carved bosses; C19 roofs to north aisle and chancel in a
similar style; C13 sedilia and piscina in south wall of chancel, pointed
and chamfered arches, the seats of the sedilia are stepped up towards the
east. Fittings: C15 octagonal font, panelled and traceried pedestal and
basin, grotesques to each corner of the base; poor box inscribed "REMEMBER /
THE POOR" and dated 1710; two oak chests reinforced with iron straps,
probably C14; semi-octagonal pulpit dated 1639 with carved panels; two C16
oak benches with carved panels and poppy heads; former communion rail now
at west end of north aisle, C17, turned balusters; reredos by Basil
Champneys, 1892; remains of C15 wall painting on north side of chancel.

Monuments: wall memorial to William and Elinor Turton died 1681 and
1683, aedicule on console brackets with Corinthian columns, semi-circular
pediment broken by a coat of arms; wall plaque to John Turton died 1707,
by Thomas White of Worcester, aedicule with fluted pilasters and drawn
back curtains, surmounted by a coat of arms with flanking urns spouting
flame; bracketed wall plaque to John Turton died 1771, with sarcophagus
and obelisk, the latter bearing a coat of arms; bracketed wall plaque to
John Bradley died 1708, aedicule with panelled pilasters and open semi-
circular pediment.

Listing NGR: SK1676915267

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