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Church of St Cassian

A Grade I Listed Building in Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3603 / 52°21'37"N

Longitude: -2.161 / 2°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 389130

OS Northings: 273595

OS Grid: SO891735

Mapcode National: GBR 1D3.SL1

Mapcode Global: VH91W.HXDZ

Plus Code: 9C4V9R6Q+4H

Entry Name: Church of St Cassian

Listing Date: 25 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100682

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157044

ID on this website: 101100682

Location: St Cassian's Church, Chaddesley Corbett, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY10

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Chaddesley Corbett

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Kidderminster East

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Church of St Cassian


Parish church. C12, extended late C13 and C14; tower and spire rebuilt 1778-1779 by James Rose, restored 1863-1864 by William Butterfield. Sandstone ashlar with tile roofs. West tower with spire, 1778-1779; C12 nave, C14 north and south aisles; C14 chancel, C13 north chapel.

Tower: four stages capped by an octagonal stone spire, with two levels of windows, the upper windows each have a pair of two-centred lights. The tower windows have two lights under a two-centred head. Crenellated parapet above moulded cornice, offsets to each stage, angle buttresses. Third-stage windows of two lights under two-centred heads; second stage with circular window in quatrefoil recess. First stage with two-light window under two-centred head. Ground floor on west side has a three-light C19 window under two-centred head in place of door, entrance now in south wall under two-centred head of two moulded orders.

South aisle: crenellated parapet, diagonal buttresses with C18 flying buttress to right of centre. Three windows: three cinquefoiled lights under segmental pointed heads. Behind flying buttress is an ogee-headed burial niche with crocketted canopy; east window extended C14 of three lights, the outer two trefoiled, the central light inquefoiled, under a two-centred head.

North aisle: four bays, three to left each have a C19 window of two trefoiled lights under two-centred heads. Right-hand bay has a C12 doorway with semicircular head of two enriched orders and engaged respond shafts with scalloped capitals. West window of three trefoiled lights under two-centred head. C13 north chapel is of three bays defined by heavily restored stepped buttresses. Windows each of two lights under two-centred heads set in hollow moulded reveals. East window rises above C19 vestry and has three lights under a two-centred head.

C14 chancel is a fine example of Decorated style. South wall of three windows: to left of three lights, two trefoiled, the central one cinquefoiled, below a two-centred head. To right similar but quatrefoil central light. Central window has three trefoiled lights, over an ogee-headed doorway. East window: five trefoiled lights with reticulated tracery under two-centred head.

INTERIOR: nave: late C12 south arcade of three bays, columns with scalloped capitals, two-centred arches of two plain orders.

North arcade: mostly early C12, four bays, columns support semicircular arches, save that to west end which is similar to south arcade. Tall tower arch, two-centred of two chamfered orders, mostly obscured by mid-C20 organ loft.

Chancel arch: segmental pointed arch of two chamfered orders, the inner dying into the responds; north arcade of two bays with octagonal pier supporting two-centred arches with two orders of hollow chamfers. Three-seat sedilia with ogee heads to south wall and a piscina with nodding ogee head.

Roofs: nave: eight bays, restored C19; trusses have arch braces and a pair of raking struts above elaborately cusped; north aisle lean-to roof C19 of five bays; chancel: C19 barrel vault.

Fittings: south aisle: C13 recumbent stone effigy of knight; nave: C12 Hereford school font of goblet form with interlaced knop and four dragons to bowl, pulpit by Butterfield; chancel memorial brass (now wall mounted) to Thomas Forrest died 1511, and his wife Margaret; north chapel, under arcade a C13 recumbent stone effigy of a priest; in chapel on north wall: tablet to Lady Mary Yate (daughter of Humphrey Packington) died 1696, flanked by Doric pilasters with entablature, floral panel below, surmounted by armorial bearings; also tablet to Humphrey Packington, died 1631, in black and white marble, Ionic columns to broken segmental pediment; wall memorial to Dame Ann Audeley, (daughter of Humphrey Packington) died 1642, has eared architrave to inscription flanked by consoles; south west corner wall tablet to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Holt of Aston, died 1647, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature.

Listing NGR: SO8913073596

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