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IoE Number: 217814
Photographer: Mr J J Sheridan LRPS
Date Photographed: 07 May 2000
Date listed: 25 April 1952
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade II*

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WITTON LANE5104Witton B6Parish Church of St Peterand St Paul

WITTON LANE 1. 5104 Witton B6 Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul (formerly listed under Aston) SP 08 NE 7/94 25.4.52 II* 2. The only church within the City of Birmingham mentioned in Domesday Book but now, except for the C15 steeple and a little C14 work reset in the south wall of the south aisle, all of 1879-90, by J A Chatwin; the south aisle itself was again rebuilt in 1908. Sandstone. Aisles and clerestoreyed nave of 7 bays, apsidal chancel, north and south chancel chapels and south porch. West tower of 4 stages with angle buttresses, 3 light windows and a peculiar treatment of the bell chamber openings. Splendid spire. Arcade piers alternately round and octagonal with sculptured capitals. Aisle windows with Y tracery. Three light clerestory windows. No structural division between nave and chancel, though the latter is more elaborately treated and has, too, much marble arcading around its walls. Many monuments including an alabaster knight of C1360 and a sandstone lady of C1490 lying together on a tomb chest said to be a C16 amalgamation of the 2 original tomb chests; one of C1460 to Sir Thomas Erdington died 1433 and wife died 1417 and another very similar probably to Sir William Harcourt; William Holte died 1514 and wife; Edward Holte died 1592 and wife; Sir Edward Devereux died 1622; one of the early C18 to Sir Thomas Holte died 1654 who built nearby Aston Hall; Henry Charles died 1700; Sir John Bridgman died 1710 by James Gibbs, 1726; Charles Holte died 1722; Rovert Holded died 1730 and wife by Rysbrack, 1753; and John Feeney died 1869 by George Frampton 1901.

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