The 15th & 16th CenturiesA Thousand years of Staffordshire's Churches
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Barton under Needwood, St. James

Built by Dr. John Taylor, whose father was a tailor in the village, St James is said by Pevsner to "have total architectural unity". The church was consecrated in 1533.

Click to view larger imageEngraving from Shaw's History of Staffordshire
Click to view larger imageClick to view larger imagePlan to accompany a faculty for increasing the pew accomodation, 1862, showing the before and after.

Click to view larger imageThe font in Barton under Needwood church, 1839.

Blore Ray, St. Bartholomew

Although originally founded about 1100, the church was extensively modelled in 1519 in a mixture of the Perpendicular and Decorated styles. It was paid for by William Bassett, who was lord of the manor. The interior is notable for its Jacobean woodwork.

Click to view larger imageWatercolour by LJ Wood showing Blore Ray church from the south-west in about 1830.
Click to view larger imagePerpendicular style font in Blore Ray church.

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