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Christchurch, Fenton
Christchurch, Fenton
pen drawing by Neville Malkin - September 1975

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Christchurch, Fenton

Christchurch Street
Heritage No.
Date Listed
07 March 1989
Building: Christchurch
Description:  1890-1 by Charles Lynam. The tower was built in 1899, decorated in Gothic revival style.

Christchurch, Fenton
Christchurch, Fenton

photo: Peter Barnett - 2000

Parish Church. 1890-1891, the tower built 1899.

Designated by Charles Lynam. Red and blue brick with ashlar dressings with slate roofs. Decorated style, with west tower, nave with aisles and clerestory, chancel with south chapel and north vestry.

West tower of 4 unequal stages with angle buttresses and stair turret. Paired shouldered west doors in a single stone archway with low relief figure of Christ in the tympanum. 3-light Decorated window over, and paired bell chamber lights. White brick arcade beneath embattled parapet. Coped gabled porch to south, and aisle of 5 bays divided by gableted buttresses, with 3-light windows. Paired 2-light windows in clerestory. South chancel chapel of 3 bays, with chancel clerestory above. Ornate east window to south chapel with cusping to hood mould. East window of chancel of 5-lights, with a small window over. North aisle similar to south, with vestry to the east, running at right angles to the main axis of the church.

Inside, 6-bay arcade with alternating octagonal and cylindrical shafts with foliate capitals. Queen post roof with traceried panelling. Wide chancel arch carried on corbels, with niches to each side; the chancel faced with stone. Carved reredos, wood screen and pulpit. Stained glass windows in the north aisle, 1902.

 (The Victoria History of the Counties of England: RB.Pugh: Staffordshire: Oxford: 1963-)

photo:  Mr Clive Shenton - April 2006


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