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Church of St Edith

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6211 / 52°37'15"N

Longitude: -2.8435 / 2°50'36"W

OS Eastings: 342992

OS Northings: 302921

OS Grid: SJ429029

Mapcode National: GBR BD.7YDN

Mapcode Global: WH8C5.9C6Z

Plus Code: 9C4VJ5C4+CH

Entry Name: Church of St Edith

Listing Date: 13 June 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259322

Location: Church Pulverbatch, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Church Pulverbatch

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Church Pulverbatch

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


8/21 Church of St Edith

Parish church. Medieval or earlier origins, re-built 1853 except for west
tower of 1773. Uncoursed conglomerate rubble with ashlar dressings, plain
tile roofs. Nave and chancel in one, west tower, north aisle and south
porch. Tower: Classical style; 3 unequal stages with chamfered rusticated
quoins, parapet with urns to corners above a corbelled moulded cornice; 4
round-headed windows with Y-tracery to top belfry, second stage has oculus
with 4 raised keystones above west window also with raised keystones (stone
slab beneath records names of rector and churchwardens responsible for building
of tower); west door in Gibbs surround, now blocked and with 3-light mullion
window inserted; stone clock with painted numerals to second stage on south
side probably also 1773, round-headed door below with raised keystone and
imposts, approached by 2 flights of stone steps from ground. Nave: 3 bays,
2-light Gothic style windows with gabled stone porch projecting from first
bay to west on south. Chancel: with pointed south door and highly cusped
lancet to east has a Gothic style east window of 3 stepped lights with cusped
trefoils and cinquefoils above. Gabled north aisle runs almost whole length
of nave and chancel; 2 widely spaced Gothic style windows on north with
pointed doorway to north-east corner, 2-light windows to east and west ends.
Interior: plain mid- to late C19 appearance; arch-braced roof in 5 bays,
west gallery lit by semi-circular window contemporary with tower, 3-bay north
arcade with pointed arches and circular piers; box pews and plain, probably
mid-C19 octagonal font. No monuments of note. The church is set in an
elevated circular graveyard, suggestive of an early origin, and commands
extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Graded II* on account
of west tower. B.o.E., p.100; D.H;s. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire,
Part 6 (1903), p.474.

Listing NGR: SJ4299202921

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