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Christ Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6814 / 52°40'53"N

Longitude: -1.8407 / 1°50'26"W

OS Eastings: 410867

OS Northings: 309313

OS Grid: SK108093

Mapcode National: GBR 3C9.X0L

Mapcode Global: WHCGN.PVPQ

Plus Code: 9C4WM5J5+HP

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 6 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382616

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Built-Up Area: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/01/2012


(North side)
Christ Church


Leomansley spelt Leamonsley on OS map.
Church. 1844-7. By Thomas Johnson. Transepts added 1886-7 by M
Holding. For Mrs Ellen Hinckley. Rock-faced stone with ashlar
dressings; fishscale tile roof.
Cruciform plan. Decorated style.
2-bay chancel with transepts; 3-bay nave with west tower.
Plinth, sill courses, plain coped parapets and coped gables;
gabled diagonal buttresses and window hoods with head stops.
Chancel has corbelled parapet; 3-light window with Flowing
tracery; similar 2-light north and south windows and adjacent
transept east windows; transept north and south windows of 3
lights with reticulated tracery, west projections have 2-light
north and south windows with geometrical tracery, entrances to
North transept has pointed tomb recess with 3 cusped panels
over chest, to Samuel Seckham, creator of Park Town, Oxford,
and members of his family.
Nave has gabled buttresses and 2-light windows with
geometrical tracery; tower has west entrance with moulded arch
and paired doors, 3-light window with Flowing tracery; upper
lancet with clock face and 2-light louvred bell openings with
sill course; top traceried frieze and embattled parapet with
INTERIOR: nave and chancel have pointed tunnel vaults, chancel
arch on responds and arches to transepts dying into jambs, as
do arches to transepts from nave; west end has gallery to
tower arch with 1887 ex-situ wrought-iron chancel screen.
Fittings: chancel has 1906 reredos by GF Bodley, lower
stencilled calvary cross, upper crucifixion and figures under
nodding ogee heads, vine trail cornice and rich brattishing;
octagonal timber pulpit with tracery panels; north transept
has timber altar, south transept has 1877 reredos to former
altar, applied arches with marble cross and shafts; nave has
encaustic tiles, octagonal font with squat stem and tracery
Painting: chancel roof painted 1897 by JD Batten, Old
Testament figures and symbols of Passion and Eucharist.
Memorial: war memorial to nave. Stained glass: 1920 east
window by Kempe and Tower; 1870s and 80s north and south
chancel windows and transept east windows by Hardman and Co,
also nave south windows; north transept 1894 north west window
by CE Kempe, 1901 north east window by HW Bryans, and 1889
nave window to General Phillips, by Hardman and Co.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.190; Shell Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire, A Shell
Guide: London: 1978-: P.124-5; Clayton H: Cathedral City:
Lichfield: 1977-: P.7-8; Victoria History of the County of
Stafford: Greenslade M W: Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.151-2).

Listing NGR: SK1086709313

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 27 October 2017.

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