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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: 1139156



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Great Budworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1970

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 57538

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SJ 67 NE, 6/74


Church of St Mary and All Saints



Church C14-1527, Thomas Hunter mason of the C16 parts; windows repaired 1848-63; refurnishing by A Salvin, W Butterfield and J Douglas later C19. Red sandstone with low-pitched roofs, probably leaded, not visible. West tower, aisled nave with south porch; transept chapels north and south; chancel with south and north chapels, the last now organ chamber and vestry.

Three-stage tower 1500-1520 (c.f. St Helen, Northwich) has diagonal buttresses, octagonal south-west turret, replaced oak west door in ornamented archway surmounted by band with carved coats-of-arms, decayed carved panel to each side of door, Tudor-arched west window; band; small arched bell-ringers' window on north, west and south face, eroded bas-relief panel on north and south face and clock on west face; band; paired 2-light bell-openings with transoms and stone louvres; crenellation with eight crocketed pinnacles. Nave has 4-light panel-traceried west and south windows to aisles, 3-light north aisle windows with intersecting tracery; south clerestorey windows with Tudor arches and four lights with alternating basket-arched and trefoil heads and 4-light north clerestory windows with rudimentary panel tracery; plain crenellated porch with door of broad oak boards and square 2-light aisle window above; restored north door. South transept chapel has ornate 4-light south window with panel tracery, altered 3-light west window with intersecting tracery and restored lancet to east. South chancel chapel has priest's door and 3-light south and east windows with panel tracery. 5-light east window to chancel has transitional curvilinear/panel tracery. North chancel chapel has panel-traceried east window of three lights, a blocked opening And a 3-light north window with transitional curvilinear/panel tracery. North transept Lady Chapel, C14, has gabled buttresses, two 2-light east windows, a 3-light north window with panel tracery, priest's door and a restored 3-light reticulated window under a depressed arch. All elements are crenellated; diagonal corner buttresses; many and varied gargoyles.

INTERIOR: Tower arch simply recessed in three orders. Nave arcades of six bays; that to north has three square piers with half-round responds, east, and two with concave corners between responds and arches with big convex mouldings; that to south, later, has concave corners and triple shafts on each face and lighter arch mouldings; carved heads and other motifs on capitals of north arcade; panelled oak camber-beam roof without bosses; shafts and two bands articulate the clerestorey. Restored camber-beam roof to south aisle; rebuilt roof with no features of interest to north aisle; chancel arch has continuing mouldings and no capitals; rood-loft arch north; line of former roof above arch. Lady Chapel (north transept), with stone screen by Salvin, has oak roof with unbraced crown posts and massive tie-beams on brackets. Warburton Chapel (south transept) has panelled camber-beam roof of oak with ornate principal beams and ovolo secondary beams. Chancel arcades of two bays; wagon roof. South chancel chapel has restored or replaced oak camber-beam panelled roof; organ chamber and vestry has replaced roof with no features of interest. C15 octagonal font; benefactions board, 1703, at west corner of south aisle; Glass of E window, south chancel chapel east window and vestry east window by Kempe; Lady Chapel glass 1965 by Fourmaintreaux/the Whitefriars Glass Studio; benches in south chapel probably C13; medieval stone altar in south chapel; damaged effigy of Sir John Warburton, died 1575; monument to Sir Peter Warburton died 1813; iron screen to south chancel chapel 1857; organ 1839, repositioned 1857; pulpit 1857; lectern 1888; choir prayer desks by John Douglas circa 1883, admired by T Raffles Davison.

A most satisfying largely Perpendicular chuch with a few Decorated features and C19 restoration showing the influence of Rowland Egerton Warburton, an early patron of the Vernacular Revival.

Listing NGR: SJ6648177518

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)
'The British Architect' in The British Architect: 12 December, (1884)

National Grid Reference: SJ 66485 77523


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