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

  Nave Chancel Tower
Main Open timber 1862/3 Boarded 1862/3 Boarded panels 1862/3
S.Aisle 1862/3    
N.Aisle 1862/3     
Other principal      
Other timbers      


Wooden frame, probably of 1863, extended and considerably modified. Bells rehung in 1929.

Not scheduled for preservation Grade 4.


  Nave Chancel Tower
Plaster covering & date      
Potential for wall paintings      

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.