CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1136639
Date first listed:
01-Jun-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHAPEL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHAPEL LANE

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Saighton
National Grid Reference:
SJ 43767 60548

Details

SJ 46 PW SAIGHTON C.P. CHAPEL LANE (East side)

3/28 Church of St Mary the Virgin

1/6/1967 II*

Church with late Cll or early C12 chancel arch and, probably, masonry in nave and chancel; C14 and C15 windows; south chapel late C15; belfry, south porch, vestry and general restoration 1896 by W M Boden at expense of 1st Duke of Westminster. Squared, roughly coursed red sandstone in large blocks; slate roof; oak-framed, louvred west belfry on ridge with low, square shingled spire. Aisleless nave and chancel; four-centred archway from nave to chapel of 1 bay. Each respond of the chancel arch has 3 attached shafts, the outer two linked by 4 single beakheads which suggest Norse influence; the south capital has crudely carved foliage and faces - the north respond was renewed 1896. On the face to the nave of the porch arch (rebuilt probably C14) are 4 carved voussoirs with motifs probably derived from Norse sun symbols and from Romanesque palmettes. The font is a stone baluster with hollowed trough, probably C17. A pair of marble monuments stand in the south chapel: to Sir Robert Cunliffe, 1778, right, signed by Joseph Nollekens, with a seated putto holding a portrait medallion against a dark grey obelisk; to Sir Ellis Cunliffe, 1769, left, matching Sir Robert, but with a standing putto. Good stained glass, 1897, in the manner of the Arts and Crafts movement, in a plain inserted 3-light north window (Nave).

Listing NGR: SJ4376760548

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
55367
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: 17 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/03145/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Len Shipley. Source Historic England Archive
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