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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Denstone, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9654 / 52°57'55"N

Longitude: -1.852 / 1°51'7"W

OS Eastings: 410037

OS Northings: 340901

OS Grid: SK100409

Mapcode National: GBR 380.0M4

Mapcode Global: WHCF9.JQ9J

Plus Code: 9C4WX48X+56

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 30 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405542

Also known as: All Saints' Church, Densone

ID on this website: 101230657

Location: All Saints' Church, Denstone, East Staffordshire, ST14

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Denstone

Built-Up Area: Denstone

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Denstone All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Parish Church. 1860-62. By G.E. Street. Squared and coursed
rubble with pink bands, ashlar quoins, dressings and buttresses;
machine tile roofs with coped verges, hipped to east end. Short
5-bay nave, 2 bay chancel with canted sanctuary, south porch, north
vestry and north tower; late C13/early C14 style. Nave: Rose
window to west gable; south side has 3 windows all with alternating
voussoirs, that to the left has 3 cusped lights surmounted by 2
trefoils within a circle and a truncated circle and trefoil above,
all under a pointed arch; that to the right has 3 trefoil headed
lights and intersecting tracery above, the spaces between the
tracery filled by trefoils; the central window has 3 lights, the
2 outer ones with cinquefoiled heads, the central one with trefoiled
head, surmounted by a large sexfoil within a circle; the gabled
porch to west has an trefoil headed entrance arch within an outer
pointed arch with polychrome voussoirs, and an ogee headed niche
above containing a statuette of Jesus the good shepherd, dated
A.M.D. 1949, pointed, roll and fillet moulded south doorway flanked
by polished limestone nook shafts with stiff leaf capitals; north
side has 5 simple lancet windows. Chancel: Paired lancets with
plate tracery to each of the 3 east faces and to the south side,
also two quatrefoils placed high up on south side instead of a window,
and paired on the north side on either side of chimney. North
tower: Cylindrical with conical roof, paired lancet belfry openings
with plate tracery over. Interior: Pointed chancel arch decorated
with dog tooth and fleurons springing from short marble capitals
standing on corbels with stiff-leaf capitals and carved angels; nave
roof has cusped arch braced collars, double purlins and ridge piece
and cusped wind braces; sedilia of 3 pointed arches and polished
limestone nook shafts with stiff leaf capitals; piscina has stiff
leaf capitals to nook shafts, and shouldered head, similar alcove
on north side of chancel; reredos by Street. Fittings: Marble
font by Street with carving by Thomas Earp standing on 4 short
marble columns with crocket capitals, carved bowl with angel to each
corner holding reversed jars symbolizing the four Rivers of Paradise,
the style of the figures deriving from Giovanni Pisano; stone and
marble pulpit by Street with foliage around the top and bottom,
circular panels with cross, and decorated with semi-precious stones
or coloured glass, stands on squat columns; 4 iron chandeliers in
nave; decorative wrought-iron screen to organ by Street; choir
stalls by Street; altar rail supported by decorative ironwork;
brass candle holders and brass lamp above altar rail; organ case
also by Street. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell. The virtually
complete masterpiece amongst a group of buildings in Denstone designed
by Street c1860; the patron was Sir Thomas Percival Heywood. B.O.E.
PP 113-114.

Listing NGR: SK1003740901

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