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Statutory Address:

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Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 97473 84510


SJ 97 84 DISLEY C.P. RED LANE (South Side)

7/40 Church of St. Mary



Church: West tower and porch 1527-1558, remainder 1824-1835 with aisles of 1828 by Thomas Lee of Barnstaple. Coursed, buff sandstone rubble with sandstone-dressings and a lead roof. West porch and tower, nave and 2 aisles of 4 bays and 1-bay chancel. West tower of 4 stages, with angle buttresses and castellated parapet showing the bases of 8 pinnacles. Surmounted by ornate wrought iron weather vane moved from Stockport parish church. West window of 3 lights with straight mullions and 3-light louvred bell opening with each light round-headed. Sundial on south face. Porch originally on south of nave, also castellated with crocketted pinnacles and a central cross. Entrance under slightly pitched plain lintel. Aisles have buttresses dividing the bays of 3-light windows with intersecting tracery, and castellated as porch. Clerestorey has 3-light lancet windows in square, bevelled openings. Chancel is as the aisles but for 3-light mullioned and transomed east window with trefoil cusped heads in each element (probably later C19 addition). Interior: Arcades of 4 bays on plain octagonal piers supporting 4-centred arches. Wooden galleries in arcades and behind tower. Original early C16 wooden ceiling, over nave, has heavily moulded, slightly cambered tie beams, with applied foliage and angels at their centres, sprung from moulded wooden corbels. At the intersection of the other minor moulded members are flat floral bosses and at the ceiling's centre a ram's head (arms of the Legh family). Aisle and clerestory windows have panels of medieval continental glass with fine Dutch/Swiss east window, dated 1535, depicting scenes from the life of Christ. The original glass was moved to Lyme Park (q.v.) in 1835. Fine Gothic, painted and gilded organ case of 1836 by Samuel Renn. White marble memorial plaque to Thomas Legh, signed A. Gatley Rome 1858. Ornate Gothic stone pulpit and font both dated 1868.

Listing NGR: SJ9747384510


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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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Date: 09 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/01095/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Holcroft. Source Historic England Archive
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