The 13th & 14th CenturiesA Thousand years of Staffordshire's Churches
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Coppenhall, St. Lawrence

Described by Pevsner as a "perfect 13th century village church".

Click to view larger imageThis view by T.P. Wood in 1838 shows a simple stone building with a timber bell turret, unaltered since c.1200.

Clifton Campville, St. Andrew

A church largely of the date 1300-1350, particularly notable for its spire, 189 feet high, supported by flying buttresses.

Click to view larger imageThis watercolour drawing is by Stebbing Shaw, the Staffordshire antiquary, and dates from c.1790.

Click to view larger imageDesign for a new font to accompany a faculty of 1879.

Click to view larger imageEngraving of the tomb of Sir John Vernon and his wife, 1545.

Sandon, All Saints

Originally a thirteenth century church, rebuilt in the 14th century.

Click to view larger imageColoured reproduction of a wall painting in the chancel of the church of the family tree of Sampson Erdeswick, the Staffordshire antiquary who died in 1603.

Eccleshall, Holy Trinity

Click to view larger imageA view of a fine 13th Century church from the south-west drawn by John Buckler in 1837.

Blithfield, St. Leonard

Watercolour of the 13th century interior of Blithfield Church by Charlotte Sneyd, a member of the Bagot circle, painted in 1852.


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