For this church:
Shireoaks St Luke
Core fabric 1861-3
Spire demolished 1973
Significant Interior Features
Open timber roof 1862/3; chancel ceiling boarded and painted with blue and red stencil decoration
Ground-floor ceiling to tower has painted boards in circular barbers’-pole decoration with embellishment in blue, white, and red
Alabaster reredos and sedilia added 1865
Marble frieze behind altar
Timbers and roofs
Wooden frame, probably of 1863, extended and considerably modified. Bells rehung in 1929.
Not scheduled for preservation Grade 4.
Excavations and potential for survival of below-ground archaeology
No archaeological excavation work recorded.
The church was constructed from new in 1861. The use of the site prior to construction has not been researched sufficiently to allow an assessment of pre-church archaeological potential.
The overall potential for the survival of below-ground archaeology in the churchyard is considered unknown and below the present interior floors is considered to be low.
Interior:1861/2 construction layers.