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Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 81482 64848


SOMERFORD C.P. (Off) HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD SJ 86 SW 4/108 Chapel at Somerford Hall 14.2.67 - II*

Chapel. Dated 1720. Red Flemish bond brick with black headers and ashlar dressings. Hall plan. Western front: deep ashlar plinth with chamfered top. Chamfered quoins to the corners (common to all front corners). Central doorway with a moulded ashlar round-arched surround and moulded springers and keystone, above which is a hood-mould. Above this is the rectangular datestone which has a moulded surround and reads "(illegible)/Glorey be to God on high/And on Earth peace/Goodwill towards men/A.D. MDCCXX". Immediately above this is a round-arched window which has a moulded ashlar surround and cuts through an ashlar stringcourse. To the gable apex is a later circular clock face with a board of planks. The gable has an ashlar coping and ball finials to the apex and lower corners and to the centre of each side. The eastern end has a similar plinth, quoins, stringcourse and gable decoration but has one 3-light central window with round-arched heads of early C20 date which replaces a window which rested on a lower ashlar sill which is still evident. Above this is an oval oeil de boeuf window to the gable. The southern side has four round arched windows with ashlar surrounds to east and a blank bay at the western end. The northern wall is similar with some repaired brick work at right. Interior: Raised and fielded panelling to the lower walls with a C19 frieze and cornice to the top. To the western end is a gallery which is supported by two square Corinthian capitals and has a staircase at right of 2 flights with a ramped, moulded handrail. To left is an enclosed pew with screen of similar balusters. The front of the gallery is of raised and fielded panels and to the rear corners are square columns with fluting and triglyphs and guttae to the frieze and cornice. The eastern end has a reredos which has 3 painted panels with a portion of St Matthew's gospel at left and the creed at right. The central panel is overlayed by a late C19/early C20 panel of embroidery with a guilloche-moulded surround. To either side of this are Corinthian pilasters and to the centre at top is a broken segmental pediment between the halves of which is a pelican in her piety. At either side are slightly sunken arched panels which now contain marble wall monuments. The roof has 4 trusses with queenposts, angle braces and V-struts to the apex. The eastern triple window and one northern window are memorials to members of the Shakerley family designed by Irene Dunlop.

Listing NGR: SJ8148264848


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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: 11 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/02106/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr FE Hutchinson. Source Historic England Archive
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