CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1135984
Date first listed:
01-Jun-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Aldford
National Grid Reference:
SJ 41896 59456

Details

SJ 45NW ALDFORD C.P. CHURCH LANE (North side) 6/13 Church of St John the Baptist 1/6/1967

II

Church, 1866, by John Douglas, built at the expense of 2nd Marquis of Westminster. Red sandstone with graded grey-green slate roof and shingled spire. Three stage tower with recessed octagonal spire; nave with south and north aisles; gabled south porch; chancel and south vestry; north chapel. Tower has an octagonal stair turret with spirelet of stone; lancet windows to first and second stage; paired bell-openings with central shaft and plate tracery to bell chamber; corbelled open parapet. East, west and aisle windows have geometic tracery; paired lancets to clerestory have free-standing dividing shafts internally. Rose north window to chapel. Interior. Four bay nave has circular columns of polished granite, crocket capitals and a stone angel in each spandrel; arched trusses on carved stone corbels. Chancel arch with carved text around reveal. Painted, panelled cradle roof to chancel. Damaged dedication stone from the former church over south entry; stone to right commemorates rebuilding by 2nd Marquis of Westminster. Inlaid marble pulpit; grey marble font; C19 stained glass with Morris east window in north chapel; reredos with mosaics in 5 panels by Salviati; C18 and 19 tablets; benefactions board in vestry. The church adjoins remains of a motte and bailey castle.

Listing NGR: SJ4189659456

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
55208
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01711/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Geraint Wyn Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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