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CHAPEL OF ST CHAD

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.

Name: CHAPEL OF ST CHAD

List entry Number: 1130605

Location

CHAPEL OF ST CHAD, CHESTER ROAD, A41

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

County:

District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tushingham cum Grindley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Mar-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55623

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History

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Details

TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY C.P. CHESTER ROAD A41 SJ 54 NW (East of) 3/80 CHAPEL OF ST CHAD 1/3/1967 GV I

Chapel of ease, now chapel, rebuilt 1689-91 in irregular Flemish bond brown brickwork with graded grey slate roof. West tower; external stair to west gallery; 3-bay aisleless chapel, furnished as nave and chancel. Small pyramid-roofed tower has a replaced west door of oak, loophole above door, plain band at belfry floor, paired camber-headed bell-openings and weathercock. Southern verge of nave roof is flush with west face of tower; west end of nave modified, probably in 1822 to accommodate external flight of 10 stone steps to Vawdrey gallery. Vestry, projecting south from west bay of nave, has 2-light wooden Gothick window with rectangular leaded panes in recessed basket-arched openings. East of vestry 2 replaced 3-light rectangular wooden windows have leaded glazing, interlaced at heads of centre lights. Chancel bay has similar window, but no interlacing. Pair of round-arched east windows have inserted stained glass. North side has 3 windows all with interlaced leads in central lights. Triangular buttresses; coped gables have kneelers with ball finials. Interior: Oak Vawdrey gallery at west end has octagonal central panel decorated with a rose, with 2 rectangular panels to each side. Continuous nave and chancel has quarry-tile floor to central aisle, laid diagonally. Oak trusses on corbel-brackets have a king-post between tie beam and collar with 5 rectangular panels to each side decorated with a quadrant brace at each corner with a diamond and 4 darts at centre; between these panels and the principal rafters are 2 triangular panels, each decorated with a quadrant and a dart. Oak chancel screen of shaped splat balusters above a row of panels. Plain panelled pulpit; communion table with a high-backed family box pew to each side; simple nave pews with seat and back each of one oak board and round-topped ends to aisle; font in vestry. All furnishings of oak; a most satisfying late C17 interior. Tablets: Mary Stephens died 1800; Mary Vawdrey died 1822; John Murhall died 1834; Thomas Vernon died 1835. Framed Arms of George III. On north wall a board inscribed: This Chappel was Rebuilt by those worthy and well-disposed Benefactors Mr John Dod Mercer and Citizen of London by his last Will & Testament left 50:0:0: Mr John Bostock Senior of Macefaen gave 2:0:0: Mr William Darwell of Chester 1:0:0: Mr Thomas Brereton of Barnhill left by will 10:0:0: the interest of which is to be laid out for the repairs of this Chappel for ever: Mr Thomas Dod of Tushingham gave 5:0:0.

Listing NGR: SJ5275046283

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National Grid Reference: SJ 52750 46283

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