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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: 1139516



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


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: High Legh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Mar-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Sep-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 58533

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4/43 Chapel of St Mary (formerly listed as Chapel)


- II*

Chapel. c.1581, the south aisle of 1836 and the chancel of 1884 by J Oldrid Scott. Ashlar with tiled roof. Aisled nave with choir and chancel. West facade: Central projecting porch with pilasters to sides with bases and rising to consoles supporting cornice with central armigerous overthrow above. 2-lightPerpendicular windows to either side. 3-light Perpendicular window above porch with semi-circular relieving arch over. Square bell turret to gable apex. C19 chimney to left hand side. North front: doorway to left with Tudor arch with oeil-de-boeuf window to its left. Two 3-light casement windows to right. C19 gabled dormer clerestory windows, that to left set slightly higher, all with decorated bargeboards and bargeposts. 2-light C19 perpendicular chancel window to left. East front: 4-light C19 Perpendicular window. South Front: 4 round-arched windows with 3 semi-circular lights. Gables above with kneelers to sides. One dormer clerestory window at far left of nave with decorated bargeboards and post as on north front. Interior: 3-bay nave with octagonal wooden piers to aisles with arched braces extending on four sides to aisle roof principals, to lateral ovolo-moulded beams and to have roof trusses of cambered tie beam, collar and angle braces. Two purlins with wind bracing and ridge. Chamfered reveals to north aisle windows and bead moulded mullions. Upper clerestory dormer windows of 4 casement lights. C19 pargetting to ceiling of Tudor roses. Fleurs de lys and stars. Pews to nave of L858 by Butterfield, wainscotting and screens of 1884 by J Oldrid Scott. Pulpit constructed of vigorously carved C17 panels, incorporated by Butterfield, with animal heads and figures of saints. A reading desk of similar format, 2 chairs with terms to sides and an altar rail with balusters formed of figure carvings.

Listing NGR: SJ7007183932

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National Grid Reference: SJ 70071 83932


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