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North Warwickshire (District Authority)
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SP 24296 90990


SHUSTOKE CHURCH END SP2490 14/170 Church of St. Cuthbert 08/09/61 - II* Church. Late C13 chancel and west tower, C14 nave and late C14/early C15 upper stages of tower. Coursed sandstone. Plain-tiled roofs with end parapets and gable crosses. Plan of west tower, nave and chancel. West tower of 4 stages on splayed plinth with embattled parapets and crocketed pinnacles and grotesque gargoyles at the corners. There are 4-stage diagonal buttresses. The west window is of late C13, of 2-lights with Y-tracery in 2-centred arch. The first and second stages have loop windows, those at the second stage have ogee-heads with finials. The bell-stage has 2 openings, with cinquefoil heads in 2-centred arches. Octagonal spire of sandstone ashlar with 3 single-light openings with foiled heads. Nave: Varied plinth height indicates different builds. 3 windows with restored C19 tracery. 2 of 2-lights, one of 3-lights, all with reticulated tracery in 2-centred chamfered arch with moulded label. South porch C14 in origin, but side walls rebuilt C19. Gabled parapet. Two-centred outer arch of hollow and roll moulded order on attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases and renewed columns. Inner arch 2-centred and of 2 continuous wave moulded orders with label and mask stops. East wall of south aisle has late C17 wall monument in bolection moulded surround. The inscription has been eroded. Chancel: South wall has 2 windows each of 2 lights with Y-tracery in 2-centred and chamfered arch with label. Doorway to chancel has 2-centred arch of 2 continuous cavetto mouldings. There is a low side window in 2-centred arch at west end of chancel. C18 chest tomb adjoins the chancel on the south side. The east window has a C19 window of 3-lights. North doorway of nave is 2-centred with single continuous wave moulding. Blocked doorway. Interior: C13 west tower arch has 3 chamfered orders to 2-centred arch. Aisleless nave with C19 roof of 5 bays. C13 chancel arch 2-centred and of 2 chamfered orders. The chancel has a double piscina in the south wall. Trefoil heads to 2 bays in 2-centred arch with quatrefoil to the spandrel. In north wall a monument to Sir William Dugdale (d.1685), the antiquary, of Blyth Hall, Shustoke. Plain tomb chest with shield and garland. Back panel with open segmental pediment. North vestry has a reset Norman window. Font: C12 bowl on C20 base. Tapering cylindrical bowl with frieze of intersecting arcading on columns with pedimented capitals. Above a band of running foliage and below one of cable ornament. Chest: C16. Oak with iron fastenings. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p390; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV )

Listing NGR: SP2429690990


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1947)
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 390


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

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