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Church of St Editha

A Grade II Listed Building in Amington, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6379 / 52°38'16"N

Longitude: -1.6537 / 1°39'13"W

OS Eastings: 423533

OS Northings: 304519

OS Grid: SK235045

Mapcode National: GBR 5GS.NQ2

Mapcode Global: WHCGY.KYRL

Entry Name: Church of St Editha

Listing Date: 8 February 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386435

Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77

County: Staffordshire

District: Tamworth

Town: Tamworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Amington

Built-Up Area: Tamworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Amington

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


670-1/4/2 Church of St Editha


Anglican church. 1864. By G.E.Street. Rock-faced stone with
ashlar dressings; tile roofs. Early Pointed style. Chancel
with south organ loft and vestry; nave with gabled south
aisle. Weathered plinth, sill courses and coped gables.
Chancel has east triplet of double-cusped lancets under hood
mould with foliate stops, pair of lancets under roundel to
north; gabled organ loft has rose window under gable to east
and lancet to north; lean-to vestry has 2-light square-headed
window and entrance in chamfered timber frame. 2-bay nave has
stepped triplets of lancets under relieving arches to north,
offset gabled buttress to east and diagonal buttress to west;
3-light plate tracery west window; east gabled bell turret;
3-bay south aisle has 2-light windows with Geometrical
tracery, 2-light plate-tracery west window over gabled
timber-framed porch with ashlar plinth and extension to south,
and inner entrance with quinquefoil arch, gabled offset
buttress to left. INTERIOR: chancel has cusped arch-braced
collar trusses; arches to nave and organ loft die into jambs;
2 trefoil-headed sedilia to south have central shaft with
stiff leaf capital, similar credence shelf to north; shafted
east window over inlaid marble panels; low coped walling to
chancel arch; nave has 3-bay double-chamfered arcade on round
piers and west respond cusped arch-braced collar trusses with
ashlaring and wind-braces, aisle has similar roof and arch to
organ loft which dies into jambs; organ loft has
waggon-boarded roof. Boldly detailed parclose screen to south
of chancel and similar stalls and altar table; timber pulpit
with linen-fold panelling; aisle has panelled screen with open
tracery upper panels to east. Stained glass to east window,
1864, by E.Burne-Jones for Morris and Co, is 'some of the
finest Victorian glass in the county', also chancel north
window, 1910; richly coloured aisle west window.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.61).

Listing NGR: SK2353304519

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