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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7139 / 52°42'50"N

Longitude: -2.1903 / 2°11'25"W

OS Eastings: 387240

OS Northings: 312934

OS Grid: SJ872129

Mapcode National: GBR 17S.YWG

Mapcode Global: WHBFC.B17R

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 19 March 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 271545

Location: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST19

County: Staffordshire

District: South Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lapley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 81 SE; 5/82






Parish Church, on site of Benedictine Priory. C12, C13 and C15, red and
white sandstone ashlar; brown tiled roofs (handmade over Chancel) with
verge parapets. Nave, without aisles, slightly off axis, central tower
and Chancel. Nave: C13 three bays with C13 style, restored, two-light
pointed windows to the South and square-headed C15 two-light windows to
the North. Late C19 arched west door, pointed four-light window over;
arch to blocked door visible to south side and also blocked arch to possible
chapel. Tower: mainly C15, of four stages with set-back buttresses of
three tiers to two stages flanking blocked transept arches; string course
with gargoyles at angles below and over top stage, frieze of blind quatrefoil
tracery under crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Late C19
two-light mullioned windows to lower stages, moulded quatrefoil opening below
three-light, pointed, louvred bell chamber windows with panel tracery and
labels. Chancel: C12, of three bays with pilaster buttresses, of two tiers
at angles. Restored C12 window to south and blocked C12 door to north;
simple C13 Y tracery C13 window to south and five-light pointed window to
east end.

INTERIOR: Restored C12 round arch on simple imposts to east of
nave, with similarly restored pointed arch to Chancel. Early C19 nave roof;
braced, shouldered king-post trusses and tension straps to ties; late C19
trussed-rafter chancel roof. Remains of mediaeval tiled floor adjacent to
sedilia. C13 trefoil headed piscina and arcaded pointed arched sedilia,
both set on lower original floor level; font, C19, Dutch, octagonal with
carved bas-relief panels; pulpit, hexagonal with carved bas-relief panels;
Jacobean communion rail; timber chancel screen, damaged by fire; Late C19
stained glass to south side. MONUMENTS: Two early C19 marble and slate
plaques depicting sarcophagi to north wall of chancel and incised floor
tomb slab of 1500 to chancel floor; C19 figure of Virgin on corbel to
east of tower; small fragment of mediaeval painting on north wall of nave
in red, depicting scrolls; oil painting of Moses and Aaron with Exodus
texts to south wall of nave; large poor board to north. Furniture: Two
large carved oak chests, possibly German, one dated 1793, but of late
mediaeval design, both in chancel.

Listing NGR: SJ8723912932

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

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