Of sandstone rubble with tufa dressings: 12thc. nave, extended westwards in 13thc., 12thc. chancel with E wall of 1866, timber bell-turret with shingled spire and a modern S porch. Plain chancel arch with plain chamfered imposts; plain font. Romanesque sculpture is found on a reset panel above the S nave doorway.
There were two manors of Hanley in Doddingtree Hundred at DS: one was held by Roger, the other by Hugh, both under Gilbert Fitz Turold. It is not clear which one corresponded to Hanley William.
Above the 13thc. S nave doorway is a reset sandstone panel, roughly rectangular in shape; the L edge and upper R corner are concealed by plaster, but the former may be irregular and the latter broken. The panel is carved in low relief with an Agnus Dei facing R on a recessed rectangular ground; the cross-head resembles a Maltese cross.
|cfr. of bowl||2.6 m|
|diam. at rim||0.82 m|
|d. of bowl||0.27 m|
|h. of bowl||0.57 m|
|int. diam.||0.60 m|