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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1115561



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Chelford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 59045

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CHELFORD C.P. HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD SJ 87 SW 6/4 Church of St. John 14 4 67


Church. 1776 with later additions. Red Flemish and English garden wall bond brick with stone dressings and a slate roof. West tower, nave with gallery and chancel. South front: stone base tower to left of 3 stages diagonally buttressed. One ground floor lancet with stone surround and hood mould. Stone surrounded lancet to second stage. Stone surround to belfry lancet with louvres. Battlemented parapet. Octagonal spire covered with diamond-shaped slates and crowned by weather-vane. There are stone bands between each stage and below the parapet and stone off-sets to the buttresses which die into the tower at the level of the band above the second stage. West front: pointed arched doorway with hood mould. Blank shield above. Lancet above this. Circular clock face set in square stone surround with belfry opening above. Nave of 4 bays. Four-centred double doorway to left with stone surround above 3 stone steps. Y-tracery window above with hood mould and cusping to central upper light. Similar windows to right extending lower. Original chancel of one bay extended c.1902 to make it of 2 bays. Triple lancet window beneath four-centred stone relieving arch to left. One lancet to right with hood mould. The buttresses between the windows and at the south-east angle have swept weathering. North front similar save for recent C20 addition to right of chancel. East end: window contemporary with 1776 building, reset. Intersecting tracery and cusping forming 2 mouchettes and a quatrefoil at the top. Interior: C18 box pews with raised and fielded panels. Two side aisles but none to centre. Western gallery (now converted to meeting room). Ceiling has decorative central motif and triglyphs to cornice. Chancel has glass of c.1860 to east window and painted mural decoration of sprays of flowers and figures of saints to all chancel walls and to east wall of nave in an Art Nouveau style. Similarly Art Nouveau pulpit, altar rails and choir stalls designed by Percy Worthington in 1903.

Listing NGR: SJ8190773970

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National Grid Reference: SJ 81907 73970


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