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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Kemberton, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6378 / 52°38'16"N

Longitude: -2.4016 / 2°24'5"W

OS Eastings: 372918

OS Northings: 304523

OS Grid: SJ729045

Mapcode National: GBR BZ.6ZDB

Mapcode Global: WH9DB.2YNP

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 26 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273840

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416990

Location: Kemberton, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Kemberton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Kemberton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 70 SW; 4/89

KEMBERTON C.P.,
HIGH STREET (west side)

Church of St. Andrew

G.V.

II

Parish Church. Nave, chancel, south porch and vestry of 1882 by Joseph
Farmer of Kemberton; west tower (on site of C18 tower) 1908 also by
Farmer. Sandstone ashlar, plain tiled roofs. Tower. 3 stages with
angle buttresses on plinth (date stone 1908 above plinth), west window
to bottom stage of 3 lights with unusual leaf-like tracery, square
headed window with 2 cusped lights to second stage, 4 paired deeply
recessed pointed windows with cusped lights and stiff leaf carving on
the finials to the hoodmoulds at the belfry stage; embattled parapet,
8 crocketted pinnacles, external stair turret on north, clock on south.
Nave. Buttressed of 3 bays. Decorated tracery to the windows, 2 of
which have transoms in the heads, all with hoodmoulds. Chancel. East
window of 3 lights with geometrical tracery, two 2-light windows on
the south side also with geometrical tracery, all with hoodmoulds,
pointed south doorway with stiff leaf carving in the head. Plain gabled
south porch (1889) with pointed doorway; vestry with 2-light window
in east wall, chimney and external entrance to north. INTERIOR. Tall
pointed tower arch; arch-braced roofs to nave and chancel, chancel arch
with leaf decoration to the innermost order and stiff leaf carving to
the capitals above a low marble screen with brass railings; stained
glass in east window, probably of 1882, partly hidden by early C20 reredos.
Marble pulpit, font, encaustic tiles (those in chancel depicting hunting
scenes') and all fittings are late C19; Royal Arms (George III) over
south door. The church is on a medieval site and fragments of a C13
building survived until taken down in c.1781 when a new church was built;
only the nave of the church is dedicated to St. Andrew, the chancel
being dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Cranage, Vol.I p.22.


Listing NGR: SJ7291804523

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