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IoE Number: 382616
Photographer: Mr John Lewis
Date Photographed: 30 August 2007
Date listed: 06 March 1970
Date of last amendment: 06 March 1970
Grade II*

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LICHFIELDSK10NWCHRISTCHURCH LANE, Leomansley1094-1/3/241(North side)

LICHFIELD SK10NW CHRISTCHURCH LANE, Leomansley 1094-1/3/241 (North side) 06/03/70 Christ Church II* Leomansley spelt Leamonsley on OS map. Church. 1884-7. By Thomas Johnson. Transepts added 1886-7 by M Holding. For Mrs Ellen Hinckley. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings; fishscale tile roof. Cruciform plan. Decorated style. 2-bay chancel with transepts; 3-bay nave with west tower. Plinth, sill courses, plain coped parapets and coped gables; gabled diagonal buttresses and window hoods with head stops. Chancel has corbelled parapet; 3-light window with Flowing tracery; similar 2-light north and south windows and adjacent transept east windows; transept north and south windows of 3 lights with reticulated tracery, west projections have 2-light north and south windows with geometrical tracery, entrances to west. North transept has pointed tomb recess with 3 cusped panels over chest, to Samuel Seckham, creator of Park Town, Oxford, and members of his family. Nave has gabled buttresses and 2-light windows with geometrical tracery; tower has west entrance with moulded arch and paired doors, 3-light window with Flowing tracery; upper lancet with clock face and 2-light louvred bell openings with sill course; top traceried frieze and embattled parapet with pinnacles. INTERIOR: nave and chancel have pointed tunnel vaults, chancel arch on responds and arches to transepts dying into jambs, as do arches to transepts from nave; west end has gallery to tower arch with 1887 ex-situ wrought-iron chancel screen. Fittings: chancel has 1906 reredos by GF Bodley, lower stencilled calvary cross, upper crucifixion and figures under nodding ogee heads, vine trail cornice and rich brattishing; octagonal timber pulpit with tracery panels; north transept has timber altar, south transept has 1877 reredos to former altar, applied arches with marble cross and shafts; nave has encaustic tiles, octagonal font with squat stem and tracery panels. Painting: chancel roof painted 1897 by JD Batten, Old Testament figures and symbols of Passion and Eucharist. Memorial: war memorial to nave. Stained glass: 1920 east window by Kempe and Tower; 1870s and 80s north and south chancel windows and transept east windows by Hardman and Co, also nave south windows; north transept 1894 north west window by CE Kempe, 1901 north east window by HW Bryans, and 1889 nave window to General Phillips, by Hardman and Co. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.190; Shell Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire, A Shell Guide: London: 1978-: P.124-5; Clayton H: Cathedral City: Lichfield: 1977-: P.7-8; Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W: Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.151-2).

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