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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

Entry Name: Church of St Cassian

Listing Date: 25 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100682

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157044

Location: 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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Listing Text

SO 8873 - 8973
14/57 Church of St Cassian
Parish church. C12, extended late C13 and C14; tower and spire rebuilt
1778-1779 by James Rose, restored 1863-4 by William Butterfield. Sandstone
ashlar with tile roofs. West tower with spire, 1778-9; 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 2-centred lights. The tower windows have two lights under
a 2-centred head. Crenellated parapet above moulded cornice, offsets to each
stage, angle buttresses. Third stage windows of two lights under 2-centred
heads; second stage with circular window in quatrefoil recess. First stage
with 2-light window under 2-centred head. Ground floor on west side has a
3-light C19 window under 2-centred head in place of door, entrance now in
south wall under 2-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 cinquefoiled, under a 2-centred head. North aisle: four bays,
three to left each have a C19 window of two trefoiled lights under 2-centred
heads. Right hand bay has a C12 doorway with semi-circular head of two
enriched orders and engaged respond shafts with scalloped capitals. West
window of three trefoiled lights under 2-centred head. C13 north chapel is
of three bays defined by heavily restored stepped buttresses. Windows each
of two lights under 2-centred heads set in hollow moulded reveals. East
window rises above C19 vestry and has three lights under a 2-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 2-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 2-centred
head. Interior: nave: late C12 south arcade of three bays, columns with
scalloped capitals, 2-centred arches of two plain orders. North arcade:
mostly early C12, four bays, columns support semi-circular arches, save that
to west end which is similar to south arcade. Tall tower arch, 2-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 2-centred
arches with two orders of hollow chamfers. Three-seat sedillia 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 archi-
trave 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. (VCH, 3, pp 40-41; BoE, pp 116-7; Roper, J S:
A History of St Cassian's Church, Chaddesley Corbett, 1978 (second edition):
Colvin, Howard: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840,
1978, p 706; Thompson, Paul: William Butterfield, 1971, pp 133, 264, 266, 418,
445, 480).

Listing NGR: SO8913073596

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