Church of St Matthew, Shuttington

Description of this historic site

The Parish Church of St Matthew of which the chancel and nave are Medieval. The church is situated on Church Lane, Shuttington.

Notes about this historic site

1 Chancel and nave only. Nave of c1150 with later alterations. Chancel rebuilt 13th century. Modern boarded bell-turret with pyramidal roof. 18th century pulpit.
2 Small building standing on high ground.
3 Pevsner entry.
4 Photograph.
5 12th century W doorway, blocked 12th century S door. Restorations 19th century and 20th century – later medieval windows removed and replaced with ones in the 12th century style. Font possibly on earlier pierbase. External drains – shallow trench – appears to have cut away part of the plinth on N and S nave walls. Probably good survival of below-floor deposits.
6 Historic buildings assessment undertaken as part of proposed development work at church, recording elements of west front, nave north wall, nave south wall, chancel south wall, chancel north wall and chancel east wall.

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