For this church:
Cropwell Bishop St Giles
Official Listing Description
The following are listed:
Church. C13 arcades, mainly C14, C15 clerestory and tower, chancel restored 1854. Thinly coursed rubble with quoins, ashlar buttresses and tower. Lead roofs except tiled chancel roof. West tower, 4-bay nave with lean-to north and south aisles and south porch, 3-bay chancel. Perpendicular tower of circa 1450 with clasping and angle buttresses, in 3 reducing stages. 3-light west window, small 2-light bell-chamber openings to top stage, double decorative frieze, crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles. 3-light west windows to the aisles with intersecting tracery. Perpendicular south porch with shallow arch and shallow lead roof. The south aisle has two 3-light square-headed windows, with ogee lights and an embattled parapet. 3-light east window with reticulated tracery. The north aisle has tiny lancet windows one with a round arch. 2-light, arched clerestory windows. Interior: 4-bay north and south arcades on short round piers, both C13 but the north side is earlier with nail-head decoration. Good nave roof, Perpendicular of C16 with wall posts supported on monsters' heads. Carved initials and dates show repairs to have been done to the roof in 1600, 1785 and 1794 (Church guide). The south aisle roof is inscribed "IW TP 1722 IH". In the north aisle, east end is a section of C13 wall plate with nailhead decoration, and a similar timber in the north aisle roof. A beam in the porch is inscribed "OH ANNO DOMINI 1608 THE XXVII OF AUGUST TB". Aumbry, south aisle, east end. Piscina in chancel. Octagonal font, decorated, early C14, plain on square base. A fragment of late C14 stained glass in east window of north aisle, a cloaked bearded figure. Late C14 or early C15 benches, in chancel, with poppy heads and moulded back rails. 5 bells: C16, 1669, 1757, one recast 1905 and one new 1905. N Pevsner. The Buildings of England, 1979.
Wall to churchyard. Dated 1838. Coursed blue lias rubble, with sandstone flag coping. Wall is 2 metres high and extends approx. 50 metres along the south and west sides of the churchyard, and includes a pair of gate piers on the south side. Recent rebuilding in centre. A plaque in the centre reads: THIS WALL, BUILT IN 1838 WAS REPAIRED IN THE CORONATION YEAR OF KING EDWARD VII 1902 Included for group value only.
Headstones. C18 and early C19. Slate. 1. Rectangular classical to: Robert Porter son of William and Mary Porter d.1813 aged 3 years. Included for group value. 2. Rectangular with moulded shaped panel and relief crude winged heads in corners to: Josheph Corner d.1760. Also, Mary daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Corner d.1761 aged 3 years. 3. Rectangular, to: Joseph Horner d.1784. 4. Shaped with flowing decoration, to: Hannah daughter of Thomas and Ann Huskinson d.1796 aged 39 years. Signed Wood. 5. Shaped, flowing delicate ornamentation with 2 oval panels to: Thomas Huskinson d.1795, and Ann wife of Thomas Huskinson d.1796. 6. Broad, rectangular, divided vertically, to: John Huskinson d.1783 and Ann wife of John Huskinson d.1784. 7. Tall, shaped with simple decoration, to: John Waner d.1790. 8. Rectangular with skull and crossbones in corners, to: Grace wife of John Wane d.1768. 9. Rectangular with round-arched panel, to: Andrew Henson and Ann his wife, both died 1746. 10. Rectangular, classical, divided vertically to: Mary, daughter of Andrew and Ann Henson d.1770 in 67 year. Also Joseph son of Andrew and Ann Henson d.1770 in his 65th year. 11. Large rectangular, classical, divided vertically, to: William Henson d.1781, and Ann wife of Charles Bosworth d.1776. Signed John Sparrow.
Headstones. C18 and early C19. Mainly slate. East to west: 1. Small, rectangular, very ornate, to: William Felstead d.1759. Signed J. Sparrow. 2. Shaped, delicate, to John son of John and Ann Briggs. d.1794. Signed Wood, Bingham. 3. Rectangular, delicate, to: Francis German and Ann his wife d.1771 and 1790. 4. Small, shaped, ornate to: John and Thomas, sons of Thomas and Ann German d.1778 aged 17 years and 1782 aged 19 years. Signed Brown. 5. Small, shaped, delicate, to: Thomas German d.1781 aged 44 years. 6. Large, shaped, classical, divided vertically, to: Richard Smith d.1802 and Ann relict of Richard Smith d.1806. 7. Rectangular, with moulded surround very finely cut, to: George White d.2lst August 1720 in his 89th year. 8. Small, rectangular, fairly plain, to: George White d.1777. 9. Tall, rectangular, ornate, to: Mary, the wife of Robert German, d.1768. 10. Small, rectangular, to: Charles Bosworth d.l2th October 1728 aged 72 years. 11. Rectangular, classical with relief carving, to: Samuel White, Gent. who was, for 30 years one of the High Constables of the hundred of Bingham. d.1813. 12. Shaped, to: Charles Bosworth d.1772 in his 80th year. 13. Shaped, classical, to: Mary, the wife of Robert Kirkman d.1805. Also Isaac their son. Signed Wood. 14. Small, freestone,part-obscured. Early to mid C18. 15. Shaped, to: Mary the wife of William Hemsley d.1788. 16. Large, shaped, classical with relief in round panel, to: Richard Mabbott and Mary his wife d.1780 and 1795. Signed Wood. 17. Small, rectangular, with moulded edge and relief carving in corners and an oval panel, to: Amy Mabbott wife of William Mabbott d.1735. 18. Tall, shaped, to: Robert Kirkman d.1773. Signed W. Barnes. 19. Very broad, divided vertically,to: Robert Kirkman d.1767 and Sarah wife of Robert Kirkman d.1761. Also William and Sarah their grandchildren who died in infancy. 20. Shaped with relief winged cherubs head in roundel, to: Elenor the wife of William Wilford d.1778. Also William Wilford d.1784. 21. Freestone, small, shaped, to: Richard ?. Early C18. 22. Rectangular, classical with delicate flowers to: Joseph Hemsley d.1785. 23. Shaped, delicate, to Elizabeth relict of John Pilkington d.1792 aged 75 years. 24. Shaped, classical, to: John Pilkington d.1804 in his 55th year. 25. Broad, shaped, classical, very fine with roundel in head to: John Pilkington d.1783. 26. Tall, shaped with relief in roundel in head, to: Thomas Pilkington he married Mildred the daughter of William and Martha Hubbard of Plumtree d.1785. 27. Large, shaped, classical with urn in roundel in head, to: Christopher Bell d.1784. Signed Brown. 28. Shaped, classical with relief trumpeting angel in roundel in head, to: John Bell d.1783. 29. Shaped, classical with relief winged cherubs head in roundel, to: Mary the daughter of John and Ann Bell d.1783 aged 19 years. 30. Broad, divided vertically, to: Ann, wife of Christopher Bell d.1751 and Christopher Bell d.1751. 31. Small,rectangular, to: Elizabeth wife of John Bell d.1772. 32. Small, rectangular with flowing decoration to: Stephen Daft, d.1753 aged 38 years.
Headstones. C18 and early C19. Slate. 1. Tall, shaped, classical, to: John Parker d.1797. 2. Rectangular, classical with urn in head, to: William Fillingham, d.1779. 3. Rectangular with moulded edge, to: Margaret wife of William Fillingham d.1772. 4. Large, shaped, with roundel with low relief of winged cherubs heads, to: May Fillingham daughter of William and Margaret Fillingham d.1777. 5. Small, shaped, to: Ann wife of Joseph Stafford d.1792. 6. Rectangular, to: Elizabeth wife of William Cooper d.1782. Included for group value. 7. Shaped, classical, to: John Cooper d.1808.