CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1330401
Date first listed:
11-Aug-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
17-Sep-1993
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Sandbach
National Grid Reference:
SJ 75953 60775

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/12/2012

SJ 7560 918-/1/17 11.8.50

SANDBACH HIGH STREET Church of St Mary

GV II*

Anglican Church. C15, restored in 1847-49 by George Gilbert Scott, and signed above the west entrance. Sandstone, in many places casing the original masonry; repaired in 1894-5 following fire at the west end; choir vestry by Austin and Paley of 1930. Furnishings of various dates. Choir and nave of five bays, with aisles, side chapels and west tower; choir vestry projects from northwest. The base of the latter is open on three sides and spans a public footpath across the churchyard. Largely Perpendicular Gothic style, with authentically medieval masonry of C13 and C15 to arcades, particularly on the south side. Interior furnishings of note include: Caen stone font, southwest corner of nave, 1859 by builder Thomas Stringer, with the Romanesque stone font opposite. Leversage Arms in panelled ceiling, north aisle, c1587, choir stalls, pulpit and carved Jacobean altar. Excellent collection of monuments installed by Scott along the aisle walls. Of particular note is the marble relief of the Rev. John Armistead, M. A. Vicar from 1828-65, designed by G. F. Watts and sculpted by George Nelson in 1876. For a full account see John Minshull, 'A Short History and Description of St. Mary's Church Sandbach, Cheshire', rev. ed. 1990.



Listing NGR: SJ7595360775

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
56225
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Minshull, J, A Short History and Description of St Mary's Church Sandbach, Cheshire, (1990)

Legal

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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