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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: 1228367



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Little Leigh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402990

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LITTLE LEIGH C.P. CHURCH ROAD SJ 67 NW (North Side) 2/43 Church of St.Michael and All Angels - GV II

Church: 1878-9 by Edmund Kirby. Fiery orange brick and terracotta. Welsh slate roof with pierced orange tile ridge. 4-bay nave, short transepts, l-bay chancel, south porch and spire at the crossing. Slightly Roguish Gothic. Plinth with dentilated cornice. Bays of nave divided alternately by buttresses and triangular headed pilasters. Gabled porch at left end has projecting coping blocks, brick bands and a multi-rebated and moulded 2-centred arched doorway with a nailhead decorated band above. Pairs of lancets in the other bays with gauged heads and nailhead bands. A triple lancet in the crossing and a trio of lancets in the chancel. Angle buttresses to east end which has a giant moulded arch with a band of trefoil headed blind arcading below a rose window. This has 6 trefoils and a central sexfoil. All detailing is in moulded and decorated terracotta. Triple lancet in the west end. The spire is a giant fleche with wooden louvred cinquefoil headed bell openings on each face. Lucarnes, lead finial and a weathercock. Interior: Entry directly into nave. Brick and terracotta throughout. Ornate cornice and wagon roof. Multi-rebated reveals to the windows. Simple chancel arch and a similar narrower arch to the raised sanctuary. Reredos of boldly moulded scene of the Last Supper in gothic blind arcading all in terracotta (the gift of Sir C. and Lady Greenall). 3-seat sedilia with a lancet above each seat.

Listing NGR: SJ6153775939

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National Grid Reference: SJ 61537 75939


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