A small church sited on a hill above the village. It has an aisleless Romanesque nave with recut windows. Romanesque sculpture is found on the N doorway, on the chancel arch and on some chancel windows. Grey stone with some red; of rubble except for the grey ashlar late medieval tower.
According to Dugdale, Offchurch '... hath been a town of no small note in the Saxons times' and he links the name of the village with King Offa. An Anglo-Saxon cemetery was found S of the church in the 19thc. The church was appropriated to Coventry Priory in 1261.
Round-headed, of two orders.
|h. of bases incl. torus moulding||0.21 m|
|h. of bases without torus moulding||0.18 m|
|h. of opening||2.37 m|
|w. of opening||1.01 m|
Nook shafts on reversed cushion bases with deep shields, mounted on slabs over recent rough stonework. Plain neckings, carved cushion capitals (see below) and chamfered impost blocks continuous with first order but with chip-carved stars and saltires forming a diaper pattern on the face (the E and W ends are plain).
R capital: shallow incised spirals on the shields, the scrolls addorsed (but not touching) at the angles; the surface of the shields between the coils is depressed slightly. The surfaces of the blocks on the walls adjacent to the capitals are carved with chip-carved saltires, four on the squarish block at L, six on the oblong block to R.
Fat nook roll in the arch, secured by a clamp at R, inside a diaper pattern on the face, formed of various chip-carved motifs as follows, from L to R: two rows of saltires; two rows of saltires then the stone broken, but incorporating a half-height fragment bearing an eight-pointed star; two rows of saltires; two superimposed saltires then a single one, the latter forming part of an eight-pointed star, with a second eight-pointed star to R; keystone with two saltires with pellets in the armpits then a wheel with pellets between the spokes; a single row of five saltires, radially set; a panel of saltires and intersecting lines, forming a complex, irregular pattern; a single row of four radially set saltires with pellets in the armpits.
Similar to (i) except that the arcuated lintel is carved from a regular block, with a vertical crack. Twin cable moulding on a recessed ground on the face of the arch, outside an angle-roll, and a disc composed of three concentric grooves in each spandrel. The blocks appear to be less weathered than most of the surrounding stonework.
Similar to (ii) but smaller, with a single row of fine cable moulding on a recessed ground on the face of the arch. Concentric circles in spandrels, as (ii). The blocks appear to be less weathered than most of the surrounding stonework.
|h. of opening||c.0.83 m|
|w. of opening||0.25 m|
Narrow round-headed light with plain jambs and an irregularly shaped arcuated lintel with slightly convex face, carved with a serpent, the body of which follows the contour of the window-head, with a U-shaped neck at R, the head inclined slightly backwards, and a spiral tail. Weathered.
|h. of opening||1.43 m|
|w. of opening||0.40 m|
Set into the N wall is a roughly rectangular block of dark reddish stone with indistinct curvilinear carving.
|h. incl. torus moulding||0.19 m|
|h. without torus moulding||0.16 m|
|h. incl. necking||0.185 m|
|h. without necking||0.16 m|
L nook shaft on reversed cushion base with angle tuck; R nook shaft on chamfered plinth. Plain neckings, cushion capitals with angle tucks and chamfered impost blocks with a diaper pattern on the face formed of two rows of chip-carved saltires and stars, some with curved ridges in the armpits.