© Mr John Lewis
CHRIST CHURCH, CHRISTCHURCH LANE (north side)
LICHFIELD, LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE
Mr John Lewis
30 August 2007
06 March 1970
Date of last amendment:
06 March 1970
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SK10NW CHRISTCHURCH LANE, Leomansley
1094-1/3/241 (North side)
06/03/70 Christ Church
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
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
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
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).