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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wem, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4VV74F+2P

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 28 August 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259939

ID on this website: 101366758

Location: Wem, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

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

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SJ 5128

HIGH STREET (south side)
Church of St Peter and St Paul


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, two-light perpendicular bell openings, battlements and crocketed pinnacles. West window blocked and smaller window inserted.

Unusual circa early C14 west doorway with four 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 corbelled 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 windows.

INTERIOR: nave is galleried on three sides on iron columns. Vaulted chancel. Wrought-iron and brass pulpit and communion rail dated 1887.

The churchyard contains, south of church, many C18 and early C19 headstones and early/mid C19 tomb chests.

Listing NGR: SJ5123528864

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