CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ST PAUL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1139465
Date first listed:
14-Apr-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ST PAUL, CONGLETON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JAMES AND ST PAUL, CONGLETON ROAD

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Marton
National Grid Reference:
SJ 85022 67993

Details

SJ 86 NE, 5/25

MARTON C.P. (Off) CONGLETON ROAD, Church of St James and St Paul

14.4.67

G.V.

I

Church. c1370. Restored by J M Derick in 1850 and by William Butterfield in 1871. Timber-framed with rendered infill and brick with stone plinth and stone slate roof. C20 brick extension to chancel. Western tower with West, North and South lean-to porch roofs (as with Essex Towers) and Spire. Nave with side aisles, all under the same roof pitch. Chancel. Tower: western arched doorway with C20 plank door incorporating C17 iron strap hinges. Two-light window above and single-light windows to either side of C19 date. Close studding to walls of porches with inserted C19 single-light windows. Shingled square tower above with C19 wooden louvred belfry openings. Shingled broach spire ending in weather-vane with cock to apex. Nave: Close studded walls with 3-light wooden rectangular windows of three cusped lights (as opposed to the original two-light format). South front, porch to second bay from left with pointed arch, having ovolo mouldings to outer and inner faces and fillet moulding. Small framing to sides of porch. North face similar save for absence of porch. Chancel: Flush with nave but having lower roof. Four-light rectangular window with cusped lights. Close-studded walls with middle rail. Eastern wall: Central C20 brick projection with central semi-circular arched window and segment-headed lancets to either side. Semi-circular lancets to aisles. Boilerhouse to right-hand lower side.

INTERIOR: Three-bay nave with aisles. Arcades of octagonal timber piers with moulded capitals and bases supporting chamfered arched braces across nave and to sides forming arcade arches. Ties of aisles also spring from arcade capitals and are supported by arched braces from aisle piers and wall posts and bear vertical struts connecting them to aisle principals. Cambered ties to nave roof which has king posts. C19 chancel at west of 2 bays. Spere truss at west with close studding to corner walls. Angle braces and king post. Wall painting on eastern wall of the spere showing outlines of figures. Tower lobby has massive vertical timbers on stone footings partially replaced by Butterfield. Bell ringing platform and ladder.

Source: Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of England : Cheshire



Listing NGR: SJ8502467994

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
58610
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

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: 27 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08748/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J M Pickering. Source Historic England Archive
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