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Latitude: 52.5705 / 52°34'13"N
Longitude: -2.1551 / 2°9'18"W
OS Eastings: 389581
OS Northings: 296979
OS Grid: SO895969
Mapcode National: GBR 16Q.DX
Mapcode Global: WHBFY.VNX6
Entry Name: Church of St Philip
Listing Date: 31 March 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205324
English Heritage Legacy ID: 378356
Location: Wolverhampton, WV3
County: City of Wolverhampton
Electoral Ward/Division: Graiseley
Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Penn Fields St Philip
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SO89NE CHURCH ROAD, Pennfields
895-1/4/107 (North side)
Church of St Philip
Church. 1858-9. By Griffin and Weller of Wolverhampton.
Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings; tile roofs. Decorated
Gothic style. Chancel with north vestry and south organ loft;
nave with transepts and lean-to aisles; south west tower.
Coped gables. Chancel has 5-light east window with 2-light
window under gablet to south; gabled vestry has end stack and
pointed entrance, 2-light windows to west and east; lean-to
organ loft has 3-light windows to south and east. 3-bay north
aisle has 3-light windows between offset buttresses, 3-light
west window; nave has 4-light window and gable cross, angle
buttresses; 2-bay south aisle has 3-light windows. 3-stage
tower has plinth, octagonal south west stair turret, angle
buttresses; south entrance of one order, 2-light west window,
clock face to 2nd stage, top stage has 2-light louvred bell
openings, drip course with angle spouts and coped parapet.
INTERIOR: arch-braced traceried collar trusses on corbels;
chancel has 2-bay arcades on marble shafts paired in depth,
sanctuary stencilled below cornice, traceried panelling to
reredos, geometrical floor tiles, chancel arch on angel
corbels with vine trail to jambs; 4-bay north arcade and 3-bay
south arcade on filleted quatrefoil piers with rich foliage
capitals; stone floor with pierced slabs for heating. Chancel
stalls have plain fronts, commandment boards flank altar;
richly carved octagonal pulpit on marble shafts has panels
with relief figures, reading desk has blind arcading to front
and side; enriched round font. Good C19 glass; west and east
windows with geometrical designs. The pews are among the
latest having been installed in an Anglican church.
A good example of a mid C19 church, advanced in design.
(Deaville M: The Parish of Penn Fields: Its Church and People
1859-1981: Wolverhampton: 1981-: P.3-5).
Listing NGR: SO8958196979
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