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Church of St Constantine

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6757 / 52°40'32"N

Longitude: -1.618 / 1°37'4"W

OS Eastings: 425926

OS Northings: 308738

OS Grid: SK259087

Mapcode National: GBR 5GF.CR8

Mapcode Global: WHCGZ.30SJ

Entry Name: Church of St Constantine

Listing Date: 27 February 1964

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272824

Location: Thorpe Constantine, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B79

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Thorpe Constantine

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton Campville St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


12/71 Church of St.


Estate church. Mainly 1883, incorporating some medieval, probably
C14 material. By J. Oldrid Scott. Ashlar; plain tile roof with coped
verges. West tower, 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, north-east vestry.
Tower: probably C14 with later alterations, 3 stages with plain parapet
and recessed stone spire; C19 pointed west doorway of 2 orders on
colonettes with stiff leaf capitals, the inner order is hollow chamfered,
the outer roll-moulded, hood mould with foliated stops; the second
stage has single-light north and south windows with trefoiled heads,
pointed belfry lights with Y-tracery and returned hood moulds; the
spire has pointed lower lights with Y-tracery and tall crocketed triangular
gablets, flanked by gargoyles and surmounted by foliated finials.
Nave and chancel: continuous plinth string stepped down from east to
west, buttresses to east ends of nave and chancel, the latter are diagonally
placed; pointed windows with cusped Y-tracery and hood moulds, 3-light
east window with cusped intersecting tracery; cast iron guttering and
rain water heads decorated with foliage and rosettes. Vestry: 2-light
transomed north window with trefoiled heads and hood mould, west door
with corbelled lintel. Interior: segmental pointed tower arch, probably
C14; pointed chancel arch of 2 quarter-round moulded orders, the inner
order springs from corbelled responds with moulded capitals; collar
and tie beam nave roof with cusped arch braces rising to the collar
from stone corbels, central strut between tie beam and collar with
cusped up-braces, square-set clasped purlins; blind arcades to north
and south walls of chancel, keel moulded shafts with moulded capitals
and bases and pointed arches with quarter-round moulding; east window
has a cusped rere arch springing from colonettes with moulded capitals
and bases; barrel ceiling with foliated bosses over the chancel. Fittings:
C19 octagonal marble font.

Listing NGR: SK2592608738

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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