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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1038486



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dunstall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Mar-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 273601

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DUNSTALL C.P. DUNSTALL SK 12 SE 5/23 Church of St Mary - - II*

Parish church. 1852-3, by Henry Clutton for Peter Arkwright, succeeded by John Hardy, both of Dunstall Hall. Random coursed, dressed and squared Hollington stone; tiled roof with parapets. Loosely Decorated style, south-west tower and spire, porch, nave, south aisle, chancel. Tower: of 3 stages on plinth with diagonal buttresses of 2 stages (gabletted to head of south-west); circular stair tower set against south-east angle; broach spire on foliate corbelled cornice; quatrefoil-pattern, fretted parapet inset from eaves and linked to spire by short flying buttresses; large gabled 2-light lucarnes to each face with gargoyles at eaves. Paired pointed labelled single-light openings to bell chamber; ball flower intrados lancets to lower stages with quatrefoil opening to head of stair tower. Porch: artfully set against stair tower; steeply gabled buttresses run in the line of pitch give the impression of a triangle, labelled pointed arch, ball flower to intrados run down to short pilasters; trefoil-headed south door with elaborate strap hinges; the porch has a stone tunnel vault with transverse ribs. South aisle: of 2 bays; lean-to against nave, on plinth and with string at cill level; 2-stage buttress at angle; trefoil-headed lancets; paired to left and single to right of south face, 2-light pointed labelled window to east face. Chancel: of similar detail to aisle, set lower than nave, of 2 widely-spaced bays; steeply pointed and labelled 2-light windows with quatrefoil tracery to head; trefoil-headed Priest door to centre. 3-light pointed East window. Lean- to vestry to north side. Interior:. 4-bay nave, arcade to south; circular columns, pointed arches and foliate capitals, pointed chancel arch on corbelled pilasters; vaulted tower arch, braced and boarded nave and chancel roofs; the chancel is completely lined in alabaster with tripartite stone reredos. Pulpit and font of Caen stone, the former circular and in floral diaper pattern, the latter square on 4 supports, with low-relief carved sides. The stalls are fronted by blind geometric tracery. Glass: the East window is by Willement, the second South window (chancel) by Burlison and Grylls. B.o.E.

Listing NGR: SK1874020430

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974)

National Grid Reference: SK 18740 20430


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