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CHURCH OF CHRIST

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: CHURCH OF CHRIST

List entry Number: 1138754

Location

CHURCH OF CHRIST, CHURCH ROAD

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

County:

District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Alsager

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Mar-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56474

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ALSAGER FORMER U.D. CHURCH ROAD SJ 75 NE 6/4 Church of Christ - GV II*

Church. 1789-90. By Thomas Stringer for the Misses Alsager. Yellow Keuper sandstone. Western tower. Nave and apsidal chancel. Western front: central, slightly projecting tower with blank walling to either side. Clasping pilaster buttresses to the corners of the front and the tower. On the tower these rise to a frieze and pediment. The central double doors have raised and fielded panels and a fanlight. To either side are Tuscan demi-columns supporting a frieze and pediment which has an acroterion block to its top. The clock stage above this has a round clock face set in a recessed rectangular panel with an arched top. Above this is the belfry stage which has paired Ionic pilasters to the corners and a round-arched louvred belfry opening to the centre with projecting keystone and moulded springers, and Y-tracery. Dentilled cornice above which is a balustrade. The clock and belfry stages are similarly arranged to the other 3 sides. Nave: the south face has 6 bays divided by ashlar pilasters which have moulded bases and caps and stand on plain plinths. The window openings have round-arched heads with moulded springers and hood moulds. The window at left has 8 x 11 panes with intersecting glazing bars to the top, the rest have all been replaced by later stained glass. Doorway to second bay from left with Tuscan demi-columns to either side supporting a pediment and frieze and enclosing a blank tympanum. The doorway is now blocked with a window to its upper body. The north side is similar save that the door is to the second bay from the right and not blocked. The eastern end has blank walling to either side of the semi-circular apsidal chancel which has 3 curving bays of similar type to those in the nave and blank half-bays nearest to the corners. A series of ashlar urns decorated with swags of foliage originally sat on the piers of the balustrade to the top of the nave and tower walling but these have been removed, two of them remaining in the churchyard adjacent to the western wall. Interior: Gallery at west with raised and fielded panelling to the front supported on two monolithic Tuscan columns. Similar raised and fielded panelling to dado height in the nave and also the chancel where it is divided by fluted pilasters and has upper panels with rinceau ornament. Frieze at level of springing of windows and coved ceiling.

Listing NGR: SJ7889355664

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National Grid Reference: SJ 78893 55664

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