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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Whixall, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.909 / 52°54'32"N

Longitude: -2.7182 / 2°43'5"W

OS Eastings: 351797

OS Northings: 334861

OS Grid: SJ517348

Mapcode National: GBR 7K.NS91

Mapcode Global: WH89W.64WQ

Plus Code: 9C4VW75J+JP

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 October 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428427

Location: Whixall, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whixall

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whixall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SJ 53 SW
6/214 Church of St Mary
- II
Parish church. 1867 by G E Street. Red brick (English bond) with sandstone
ashlar dressings; slate roofs with ornamental cresting and coped verges. Nave
and chancel with full-length north aisle and vestry. Nave: in 4 bays on double-
chamfered plinths; plain 2-light windows with plate tracery and shallow leanto
porch with pointed arch in west bay. West window of 4 broad lancets with
2 roundels and one quatrefoil above. Lead-covered spirelet with louvred
belfry at east end. Lean-to north aisle has 6 broad paired lancets with
trefoil heads and similar window of 3 lights to east; eastern part incorporates
vestry/organ chamber with shouldered arch to doorway. Chancel: in 2 bays on
triple-chamfered plinth has string course and angle buttresses at east end.
South side has lancet to west and window with plate tracery to east. East
window of 3 lancets with sexfoil above. Interior: brickwork exposed with
trussed rafter roofs to nave and chancel, latter boarded. North nave arcade
in 4 pointed bays has circular stone piers with moulded plinths and capping.
Pointed chancel arch-on corbelled responds. Fittings and furnishings including
low stone screen to chancel, altar rails, stone pulpit and early English style,
font at west end with clustered columns all by street. Late C18 or early Cl9
benefactors boards on north wall of north aisle and C17 font come from an
earlier chapel. Font is hexagonal and dated 1608; ornamented with a scalloped
shell, a lion rampant, birds, rosettes and fleur-de-lys; formerly with a
Jacobean font cover. Brass plate in chanel records that present church was
erected in 1867 "in grateful recognition of the character and services of
John Allen, vicar of Prees and Archdeacon of Salop". Whixall was originally a
dependent chapelry of Prees and the site of the previous chapel, which dated
to C17, lies approximately a quarter of a mile to the south (N.G.R SJ 516
344). B.O.E. p.318; D. H. S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 8
(1906) p.740.

Listing NGR: SJ5179734861

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