© Mr Dave Jones
CHURCH OF ST CONSTANTINE,
THORPE CONSTANTINE, LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE
Mr Dave Jones
04 October 2002
27 February 1964
Date of last amendment:
27 February 1964
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SK 2508 THORPE CONSTANTINE C.P. THORPE CONSTANTINE
12/71 Church of St.
Estate church. Mainly 1883, incorporating some medieval, probably
C14 material. By J. Oldrid Scott. Ashlar; plain tile roof with coped
verges. West tower, 3-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, north-east vestry.
Tower: probably C14 with later alterations, 3 stages with plain parapet
and recessed stone spire; C19 pointed west doorway of 2 orders on
colonettes with stiff leaf capitals, the inner order is hollow chamfered,
the outer roll-moulded, hood mould with foliated stops; the second
stage has single-light north and south windows with trefoiled heads,
pointed belfry lights with Y-tracery and returned hood moulds; the
spire has pointed lower lights with Y-tracery and tall crocketed triangular
gablets, flanked by gargoyles and surmounted by foliated finials.
Nave and chancel: continuous plinth string stepped down from east to
west, buttresses to east ends of nave and chancel, the latter are diagonally
placed; pointed windows with cusped Y-tracery and hood moulds, 3-light
east window with cusped intersecting tracery; cast iron guttering and
rain water heads decorated with foliage and rosettes. Vestry: 2-light
transomed north window with trefoiled heads and hood mould, west door
with corbelled lintel. Interior: segmental pointed tower arch, probably
C14; pointed chancel arch of 2 quarter-round moulded orders, the inner
order springs from corbelled responds with moulded capitals; collar
and tie beam nave roof with cusped arch braces rising to the collar
from stone corbels, central strut between tie beam and collar with
cusped up-braces, square-set clasped purlins; blind arcades to north
and south walls of chancel, keel moulded shafts with moulded capitals
and bases and pointed arches with quarter-round moulding; east window
has a cusped rere arch springing from colonettes with moulded capitals
and bases; barrel ceiling with foliated bosses over the chancel. Fittings:
C19 octagonal marble font.