CHURCH OF ST WILFRID

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1139320
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1970
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST WILFRID, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST WILFRID, CHURCH LANE

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

District:
Warrington (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Grappenhall and Thelwall
National Grid Reference:
SJ 63943 86300

Details

SJ 68 NW 1/7

GRAPPENHALL C.P. CANAL SIDE (north side) Church of St.Wilfrid

8/1/1970

GV I Church, C12 (nave and corbel-table), 1334 (South Chapel), 1525-39 (tower and most of fabric), 1834 and 1874 (clerestorey). Red sandstone with slate roof. West tower, aisled nave with south chapel, chancel, vestry and north transept. Tower of 3 stages has Tudor-arched west door, restored 4-light west window with panel tracery, diagonal west buttresses and square east buttresses, paired bell-openings with quatrefoil heads and crenellation. Aisle windows have round-headed mullioned lights. South chapel has reticulated tracery. Clerestorey windows have paired round-headed lights. Vestry east window (moved from chancel) has 5 lights with panel tracery.The south porch and north transept are probably 1874, by Paley and Austin.

Interior. Continuous nave and chancel of 7 bays with 6-bay aisles. Octagonal pillars with plainly-moulded caps carry double-chamfered arches. Easternmost south window of south aisle has C14 glass (re-arranged 1834) depicting St. John Baptist, St. Thomas, St. Bartholomew (flayed, carrying his skin over right arm), St. Mary Magdalene, St. James (or a pilgrim), St. Philip and an unidentified saint. The east window of south aisle by Mayer of Munich and London. Fragments of medieval glass elsewhere. Effigy in chancel (north side)of Sir William Boydell, died 1275, found in churchyard and placed in church 1874, restored. Norman arcaded rectangular font, found in churchyard and reinstated in nave 1874. C13 dugout chest. Peal of 8 bells: 5 by Bagley of Ecton Northants 1700, one by Richard Sanders 1718, the treble recast by J. Taylor of Loughborough 1890 and the 4th by Mears and Stainbank, who supplied 2 new bells, 1890.

Listing NGR: SJ6394286299

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
59014
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.

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