Pulpit - St Esprit - Marton, Warwickshire
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N 52° 19.003 W 001° 24.272
30U E 608751 N 5797463
Pulpit and reading desk in St Esprit's church, Marton.
Waymark Code: WM127YG
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/24/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Pulpit and reading desk in St Esprit's church, Marton. They flank the chancel arch, are of stone and coloured marble with open traceried panels. These date from the re-building of the church, circa 1870 - 71.

"The ancient church, said to be one of the oldest in Warwickshire, survived and continued until 1870. In 1868 it was reported to be in a bad state of repair, and was substantially demolished in 1870. Local tradition maintains that it had been badly damaged by fire, but there is no evidence to support this. The vicar, Rev Bertram Brooke Hulbert, launched a restoration appeal in 1871, with remarkable results. The published list of subscribers reads like a “Who’s Who”, with benefactors from all over the country, and from all walks of life. A report, on the rebuilding of the church, in the Leamington Courier on 1 April 1871, referred to the discovery of several 13th century stone coffins, an embedded bullet believed to have come from a Civil War skirmish, two piscinas, together with some stained glass and an inscription of the Tudor period.

The old church was not, in fact, entirely demolished. The original lower stage of the tower, with its 14th and 15th century extensions, together with the 13th century south arcade and doorway, were incorporated into the new building, which is of Gothic Revival style. The architect was George Punshon, of Leamington Spa."

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1870

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