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Latitude: 52.8551 / 52°51'18"N
Longitude: -2.7256 / 2°43'32"W
OS Eastings: 351235
OS Northings: 328864
OS Grid: SJ512288
Mapcode National: GBR 7J.S4G6
Mapcode Global: WH8B2.3HCL
Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Listing Date: 28 August 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1366758
English Heritage Legacy ID: 259939
Location: Wem Urban, Shropshire, SY4
Civil Parish: Wem Urban
Built-Up Area: Wem
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Wem St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
5358 HIGH STREET
Church of St Peter
and St Paul
SJ 5128 3/33 28.8.51
Circa C14 base of west tower with perpendicular upper stages. Nave built in 1809-13
and chancel of 1886. Ashlar built.
Large west tower with diagonal buttresses with set offs, 2-light perpendicular bell
openings, battlements and crocketed pinnacles. West window blocked and smaller
window inserted. Unusual circa early C14 west doorway with 4 arches of continuous
mouldings with dog-leg bends at the base. Statues in niches on west and east walls
of the tower. Wide nave of 1809-13 with slate hipped roof and gothic carbelled
eaves. Four nave and south Decorated style windows of 1840.
Chancel of 1886 with canted angles and early English east window under a gable.
Vestry in angle of tower and nave with gothic ogee arched doorway and cast-iron
Interior: nave is galleried on 3 sides on iron columns. Vaulted chancel. Wrought
iron and brass pulpit and comnunion rail dated 1887.
The churchyard contains, south of church, many C18 and early C19 headstones and
early/mid C19 tomb chests.
Listing NGR: SJ5123528864
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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