List entry

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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1138410

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityEccleston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1967

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

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55301

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

SJ 4162 ECCLESTON C.P. CHURCH ROAD (North side)

7/105 Church of St Mary

1/6/1967

I

Church, 1899, by G F Bodley, at expense of 1st Duke of Westminster. Coursed red sandstone; pitched leaded roof to nave and chancel. West tower; continuous nave and chancel with aisles; south porch; north vestry. Exterior has severe rectilinear massing, little adorned, with windows placed high in walls. Flat-roofed buttressed aisles and vestry with solid parapets; pierced parapet and carved enrichment on porch. Flying buttresses to clerestory at alternate bays. Tower with paired bell openings with quatrefoils, stringcourses, buttresses and frieze to crenellated parapet. Complex Decorated east window; reticulated tracery elsewhere. Interior: Rib-vaulted throughout; baptistry in tower; 6 bay open arcade on quatrefoiled octagon piers with shafts to vault joined by moulded string at head of arcade. Glazing and furniture complete: glass by Burlison and Grylls; reredoses (Farmer and Brindley); tomb to 1st Duke (Bodley, Chavalliaud, Farmer and Brindley); chancel and chapel screens; organ case; font with tall cover; south door of oak with good wrought ironwork. Of C14-C15 inspiration, the church is a complete example of Bodley's mature style; it anticipates features of Liverpool Cathedral. Cf. St Mary, Newbold Astbury; the late C15 disposition of nave, chancel and aisles and the treatment of their arcades are similar.

Listing NGR: SJ4129262634

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: SJ 41290 62632

Map


© Crown Copyright and database right 2014. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2014. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 20-Sep-2014 at 06:57:14.