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Church of St Chad

A Grade II* Listed Building in Boningale, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6209 / 52°37'15"N

Longitude: -2.2796 / 2°16'46"W

OS Eastings: 381167

OS Northings: 302601

OS Grid: SJ811026

Mapcode National: GBR 07J.LHW

Mapcode Global: WH9DK.YDN4

Plus Code: 9C4VJPCC+85

Entry Name: Church of St Chad

Listing Date: 26 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053675

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255172

Location: Boningale, Shropshire, WV7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Boningale

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Boningale St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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- Church of St. Chad

G.V. II*

Parish Church. C12 nave and chancel, C16 vestry, south aisle 1861,
C20 timber belfry to spirelet, C20 west porch. Coursed sandstone rubble
walls, ashlar to aisle, plain tiled roofs, oak shingles to belfry.
Nave has 2 paired cusped lancet windows (1864) and one small narrow
round headed window on North side and a single cusped C19 lancet in
West wall; South aisle also has cusped lancets, 2 pairs on South wall
and single lights in East and West walls. Chancel; East window C14,
2 lights with cusped quatrefoil above, small narrow round headed window
on North side partially cut and blocked by vestry, windows on South
are flat headed, that to East with 2 trefoiled lights and that to West
single lit under a trefoiled head; in between is a narrow round headed
door, blocked internally; the chamfered string course on the North wall
incorporates the small blocked window and is also preserved inside the
vestry; inscription on the East wall commemorates the raising of the
cross on the East gable to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887.
Vestry is flat roofed with 2 square headed late Perpendicular windows.
Broached spirelet with copper weathercock over timber belfry at West
end of nave, West porch timber on sandstone walls with overhanging
tiled roof, single chamfered West door with pointed hoodmould, 1861.
Interior. South aisle aracade of 2 1/2 bays, first column from East with
crocket capital and foliated spurs; late C15/early C16 flat pitched
panelled roofs with bosses to nave and chancel, 2 winged angels to wall
plate in nave, floor inserted for ringing chamber at West end; chancel
arch probably of 1861 but using some earlier masonry. Late C16/early
C17 Communion table, C17 pulpit, C19 font, benches in South aisle
incorporate C17 panelling; 2 lavishly ornamented free standing mid C19
brass candelabra, originally belonging to the church of Choisy-le-Roi,
France, close by the chancel arch. In the medieval period Boningale
was a dependent chapelry to Stockton. Cranage, Vol.I, p.4.

Listing NGR: SJ8116702601

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