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Church of St Peter and St Paul
Coleshill Parish Church
Coleshill Church.jpg
Coordinates: 52°29′57.4″N 1°42′18.6″W / 52.499278°N 1.705167°W / 52.499278; -1.705167
Location Coleshill, Warwickshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Previous denomination Roman Catholic
Churchmanship Low Church
Website coleshillparishchurch.org.uk
History
Dedication Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Designated 8 September 1961
Architectural type Decorated Gothic
Completed 14th - 15th century
Specifications
Nave length 26 m (85 ft)
Nave width 5.6 m (18 ft)
Height 52 m (171 ft)
Number of spires 1
Bells 8
Administration
Parish Coleshill Parish
Deanery Coleshill
Archdeaconry Aston
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, often referred to as Coleshill Parish Church, is a parish church of the Church of England located in Coleshill, Warwickshire. The church is a Grade I listed building.

History

The oldest part of the church dates back to the 14th century, but most of the rest of the church was built in the 15th century. There is a clue to a church before this with the Norman font in the church. There is evidence of a priest here as far back as 1086. Norman foundations were found here during excavations but it is not known when the first church was built at this site. Due to the wooded area that used to surround Coleshill, it is thought that before the current church began construction there must have been a church made from timber, almost certainly on the site of the current church.

St Peter and St Paul, Coleshill, Warwickshire, South View.jpg

The spire was rebuilt in the 15th century. During extensive renovations of the church in the 1860s, including replastering of most of the building and replacing the roof with tiles, the spire was rebuilt again.

In 1961 many buildings up and down the country were listed. The church was included in this and on 8 September 1961 the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul gained the Grade I Listed status, the highest level possible.

Coleshill, Warwickshire skyline
The church towers over Coleshill and can be seen from as far away as Chelmsley Wood
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