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Church of King Charles the Martyr

A Grade II Listed Building in Wem Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8796 / 52°52'46"N

Longitude: -2.7767 / 2°46'36"W

OS Eastings: 347826

OS Northings: 331634

OS Grid: SJ478316

Mapcode National: GBR 7G.QQ09

Mapcode Global: WH89V.BW08

Entry Name: Church of King Charles the Martyr

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427782

Location: Wem Rural, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Wem Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Newtown King Charles the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 43 SE
5/150 Church of King
- Charles the Martyr
- II
Chapel-of-ease, now parish church. 1869-70 by Edward Haycock, Junior,
on site of C17 chapel. Rough-faced snecked sandstone with chamfered
plinth and ashlar dressings; machine tile roofs with coped verges and
ornamental cresting. Nave with west bellcote, chancel, south porch
and north vestry. Nave: in 4 bays with plain lancets, paired to east
on south; gabled south porch between first and second windows from west.
West wall has 2 broad lancets linked by hoodmould with gabled bellcote
above. Chancel: in 2 bays; cusped lancets on south, triple to west
bay and single to east linked by cill band carried down from hoodmould
of east lancet. East window of 3 broad lancets with hoodmould and moulded
cill band. Lean-to vestry on north with lateral stone stack in
angle with nave. Interior: double-purlin king-strut roof in 4 bays
to nave and trussed rafter roof to chancel. Pointed chancel arch has
elegant wrought-iron screen (c.1870) with Gothic tracery on low stone
wall. Marble pulpit dated 1898 and other fittings and furnishings late
C19. Late C19 stained glass including east window; 2 early C20 windows
in nave commemorate victims of Boer War. Monument: plain wall memorial
to Francis Chambre (died 1791) - nave west end. The parish was created
from part of Wem in 1861. B.O.E. p.219; D. H. S. Cranage, The Churches
of Shropshire, Part 8 (1906) pp.708-9.

Listing NGR: SJ4782631634

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